A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 153 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (95 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.3303 West, latitude -22.6699 South, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2fl. Id of event: us7000d2fl. The temblor was picked up at 11:19:02 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 11:19:02 / January 15, 2021 @ 11:19 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 153 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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