A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 180 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (112 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 19:15:20 / February 2, 2021 @ 7:15 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000dg03. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dg03. The temblor was detected at 19:15:20 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.5036 West, latitude -17.006 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 180 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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