A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 232 km WSW of Haveluloto, Tonga (144 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 11:31:54 / December 31, 2020 @ 11:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.2499 West, latitude -22.0447 South, depth = 231.1 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:31:54 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 231.1 km (144 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000d7gb. Event ids that are associated: us6000d7gb.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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