A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 93 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.9825 West, latitude -16.3459 South, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004r29. Unique identifier: us10004r29. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:11:04 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 01:11:04 / February 17, 2016 @ 1:11 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 93 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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