Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near ‘Ohonua in Tonga

Earthquake location -23.4651S, -176.2483WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 271 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (168 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -176.2483° West, -23.4651° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us7000bcm7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bcm7. The temblor was picked up at 19:06:16 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 19:06:16 / August 18, 2020 @ 7:06 pm.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 271 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga.

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