A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 22:16:43 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5634 West, latitude -18.4495 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 10:16:43 / October 7, 2015 @ 10:16 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us10003nvc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nvc.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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