A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 132 km W of Neiafu, Tonga (82 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 248.18 km, -175.2423° West, -18.6961° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 10:18:59 / March 19, 2016 @ 10:18 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005bsm. Unique identifier: us20005bsm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 248.18 km (154 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:18:59 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 132 km W of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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