A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (89 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 73.98 km, -175.9958° West, -22.2675° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.98 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e50. Unique identifier: us10004e50. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 00:31:43 / January 7, 2016 @ 12:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:31:43 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen 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.
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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: 144 km SW of Vaini, Tonga.
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