A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 218 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (135 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:30:17 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.11 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 22:30:17 / September 18, 2015 @ 10:30 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -174.9779° West, -23.307° South, depth 37.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003jiu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jiu.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 218 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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