A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 150 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (93 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 10:21:03 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.8593° West, latitude -17.8181° South, depth = 42.74 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.74 km (27 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 22:21:03 / March 24, 2016 @ 10:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dey. Unique identifier: us20005dey.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 150 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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