A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 112 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (70 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 223 km (139 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.7552 West, latitude -17.945 South, depth = 223 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/16 / 2016-12-05 12:18:13 / December 5, 2016 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000807r. Event ids that are associated: us2000807r. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:18:13 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 112 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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