A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 214 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (133 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.7495 West, latitude -16.0745 South, depth = 350.31 km. Event id: us20005ged. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ged. The temblor was reported at 11:21:27 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 23:21:27 / April 2, 2016 @ 11:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 350.31 km (218 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 214 km W of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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