A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (81 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 23:19:03 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -174.9285 West, latitude -17.8931 South, depth = 246 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000djyj. Unique identifier: us6000djyj. Global time and date of event 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 23:19:03 / February 21, 2021 @ 11:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 246 km (153 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 130 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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