A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 150 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (93 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000743l. Event ids that are associated: us1000743l. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/16 / 2016-10-30 15:01:09 / October 30, 2016 @ 3:01 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:01:09 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 108.74 km, -174.2025° West, -17.2399° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 108.74 km (68 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 150 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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