A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 105 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (65 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:14:45 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.69 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 23:14:45 / May 15, 2016 @ 11:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10005ixl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ixl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.8359 West, latitude -16.3098 South, depth = 163.69 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 105 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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