A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga (89 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:50:03 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -173.601° West, -17.4062° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ge8. Unique identifier: us20005ge8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 19:50:03 / April 2, 2016 @ 7:50 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 143 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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