A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 113 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us20005br5. Event ids that are associated: us20005br5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.88 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:43:32 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 14:43:32 / March 18, 2016 @ 2:43 pm. Exact location of event, depth 148.88 km, -174.034° West, -16.9343° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 113 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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