A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 273 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (170 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:36:06 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.2947 West, latitude -16.2007 South, depth = 389.02 km. Id of earthquake: us20007dir. Event ids that are associated: us20007dir. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 389.02 km (242 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 07:36:06 / September 30, 2016 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 273 km W of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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