A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (84 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -174.1852° West, latitude -17.1024° South, depth = 106.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:12:31 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.02 km (66 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 00:12:31 / February 2, 2017 @ 12:12 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008fsk. Id of event: us20008fsk.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 135 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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