A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 139 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (86 miles). Exact location of event, depth 91.72 km, -174.1821° West, -17.1436° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.72 km (57 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005gch. Unique identifier: us10005gch. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:35:09 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 23:35:09 / May 1, 2016 @ 11:35 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 139 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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