A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 146 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga (91 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003l8m. Event ids that are associated: us10003l8m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -174.2778° West, -14.7335° South, depth 21.38 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 02:30:38 / September 21, 2015 @ 2:30 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:30:38 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.38 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 146 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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