A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Event id: us10006jcj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jcj. Exact location, longitude -174.8224° West, latitude -18.6674° South, depth = 71.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.22 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:51:32 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 11:51:32 / August 28, 2016 @ 11:51 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km W of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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