A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 73.23 km, -174.5186° West, -18.4759° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 17:07:17 / September 3, 2016 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 73.23 km (46 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:07:17 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006k1d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006k1d.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 59 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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