A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 87.58 km, -174.7926° West, -18.906° South. Id of earthquake: us7000d3qh. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3qh. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:31:46 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 03:31:46 / January 19, 2021 @ 3:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.58 km (54 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 89 km WSW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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