A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 236 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (147 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 07:30:15 / September 20, 2015 @ 7:30 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:30:15 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.8998 West, latitude -16.4363 South, depth = 363.9 km. Unique identifier: us10003ket. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003ket. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 363.9 km (226 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 236 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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