A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 269 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (167 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 13:16:32 / December 27, 2015 @ 1:16 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:16:32 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004big. Unique identifier: us10004big. Exact location of event, longitude -176.2238 West, latitude -17.4918 South, depth = 485.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 485.26 km (302 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 269 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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