A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 147 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga (91 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.76 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 00:19:32 / February 8, 2016 @ 12:19 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:19:32 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.9393° West, latitude -19.5368° South, depth = 37.76 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ymi. Id of event: us20004ymi.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 147 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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