A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 215 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (134 miles) on Friday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:46:14 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 03:46:14 / January 14, 2017 @ 3:46 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10007w73. Event ids that are associated: us10007w73. Exact location of event, depth 394.82 km, -176.869° West, -22.3714° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 394.82 km (245 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 215 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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