A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (89 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20005ftv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ftv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 219.78 km (137 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -175.1185° West, -17.9437° South, depth 219.78 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:27:06 / 10:27 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 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 10:27:06 / April 6, 2016 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 143 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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