A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 251 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (156 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 04:27:17 / February 6, 2021 @ 4:27 am. Exact location of earthquake, -175.4638° West, -23.5534° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:27:17 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dh04. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dh04.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 251 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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