A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 234 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (145 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -174.0647° West, -23.2875° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 05:58:08 / April 29, 2016 @ 5:58 am. Unique identifier: us10005ebg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005ebg. The temblor was detected at 17:58:08 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 234 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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