A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 108 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (67 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.9858° West, -18.874° South. Event id: us20004wbt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wbt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 19:15:48 / January 27, 2016 @ 7:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:15:48 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 108 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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