A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 109 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (68 miles). Event id: us10004852. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004852. The temblor was picked up at 02:04:42 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -173.3289° West, latitude -17.8867° South, depth = 121.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/15 / 2015-12-15 14:04:42 / December 15, 2015 @ 2:04 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121.3 km (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 109 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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