A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 222 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (138 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:26:22 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 303.06 km (188 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 21:26:22 / May 19, 2016 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.0047 West, latitude -18.0957 South, depth = 303.06 km. Id of earthquake: us20005y2j. Event ids that are associated: us20005y2j.
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 222 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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