A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 123 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (76 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddut. Id of event: us6000ddut. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:05:16 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 08:05:16 / February 2, 2021 @ 8:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude -172.7035 West, latitude -16.3014 South, depth = 28 km.
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 fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 123 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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