Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Neiafu in Tonga


Earthquake location -19.1519S, -173.3142WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:24:20 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 01:24:20 / August 21, 2020 @ 1:24 am. Exact location of event, depth 61.92 km, -173.3142° West, -19.1519° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.92 km (38 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000bdrd. Event ids that are associated: us7000bdrd.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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