A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 123 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (76 miles) on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:34:48 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007460. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007460. Global time and date of event 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 14:34:48 / October 31, 2016 @ 2:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 167.83 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -174.171° West, -16.9852° South, depth 167.83 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 123 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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