A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 129 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (80 miles). Event id: us20007e5m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007e5m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.13 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -174.8462 West, latitude -16.4403 South, depth = 23.13 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:23:50 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/16 / 2016-10-09 23:23:50 / October 9, 2016 @ 11:23 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 129 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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