A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 101 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (63 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.71 km (2 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cis. Id of event: us10005cis. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3875 West, latitude -15.1069 South, depth = 2.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 20:07:13 / April 29, 2016 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 08:07:13 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 101 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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