A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 99 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (62 miles). Event id: us6000djep. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djep. Exact location of event, longitude -173.7375 West, latitude -20.5047 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:55:35 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 03:55:35 / February 14, 2021 @ 3:55 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 99 km SE of Pangai, Tonga.
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