A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 242 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (150 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -175.2092° West, latitude -23.5111° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 12:07:39 / January 13, 2016 @ 12:07 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:07:39 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004flj. Event ids that are associated: us10004flj.
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
Did you feel it?
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. 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: 242 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.