A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 91 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (57 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:36:24 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007tyg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007tyg. Exact location of event, longitude -173.2415 West, latitude -16.6097 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 10:36:24 / December 31, 2016 @ 10:36 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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