A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 144 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (89 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.7 km (68 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:54:26 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 23:54:26 / April 26, 2016 @ 11:54 pm. Exact location, longitude -174.2314° West, latitude -17.3678° South, depth = 108.7 km. Event id: us10005bt6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bt6.
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 five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 144 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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