A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 112 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (70 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.48 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.9279 West, latitude -21.9222 South, depth = 52.48 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:07:31 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 20:07:31 / February 15, 2021 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000djgx. Event ids that are associated: us6000djgx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 112 km SW of Vaini, Tonga.
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