A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 193 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (120 miles). Event id: us6000djjk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djjk. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 00:25:29 / February 20, 2021 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 249.53 km (155 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:25:29 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -175.6039 West, latitude -16.0002 South, depth = 249.53 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 193 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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