A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 196 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (122 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 162.95 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -176.4923° West, latitude -22.5031° South, depth = 162.95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e09. Unique identifier: us10004e09. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 14:41:58 / January 4, 2016 @ 2:41 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:41:58 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 196 km SW of Vaini, Tonga.
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