A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 125 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (78 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 01:41:35 / February 1, 2016 @ 1:41 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -174.7878° West, latitude -17.8182° South, depth = 148.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:41:35 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.36 km (92 miles). Unique identifier: us20004w89. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004w89.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 125 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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