A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 151 km NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (94 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bhi. Id of event: us10004bhi. The temblor was detected at 04:47:50 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.96 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 16:47:50 / December 26, 2015 @ 4:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.8219 West, latitude -19.8976 South, depth = 180.96 km.
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. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 151 km NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.
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