A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 125 km N of Hihifo, Tonga (78 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.9186 West, latitude -14.8267 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/16 / 2016-11-04 23:43:17 / November 4, 2016 @ 11:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:43:17 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100076pq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076pq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 125 km N of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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