A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Friday. 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: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 02:40:20 / February 27, 2016 @ 2:40 am. The temblor was detected at 14:40:20 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004t2u. Id of event: us10004t2u. Exact location of event, depth 94.46 km, -174.3934° West, -18.2095° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.46 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 65 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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