A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 147 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (91 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 133.76 km (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 133.76 km, -176.3777° West, -21.9424° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 02:16:22 / February 21, 2016 @ 2:16 am. Unique identifier: us10004scu. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004scu. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:16:22 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 147 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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