A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 252 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (157 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 11:55:16 / October 5, 2015 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003nl3. Event ids that are associated: us10003nl3. Exact location of event, longitude -176.1125 West, latitude -15.9973 South, depth = 377.88 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 377.88 km (235 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:55:16 / 11:55 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 252 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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