A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 272 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (169 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -176.4296° West, -17.8689° South, depth 367.45 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 21:53:29 / December 8, 2016 @ 9:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 367.45 km (228 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:53:29 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us200081bs. Unique identifier: us200081bs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 272 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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