A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 285 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (177 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 22:33:07 / January 21, 2021 @ 10:33 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:33:07 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -175.2621 West, latitude -23.8937 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000dcvy. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dcvy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 285 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga.
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