A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 277 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (172 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 02:24:03 / September 21, 2015 @ 2:24 am. Exact location of event, longitude -175.4009 West, latitude -23.8054 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003l8p. Event ids that are associated: us10003l8p. The temblor was reported at 14:24:03 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 277 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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