A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 119 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (74 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 12:24:09 / January 15, 2017 @ 12:24 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:24:09 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.8493 West, latitude -15.7486 South, depth = 296.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007wfw. Unique identifier: us10007wfw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 296.9 km (184 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. 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: 119 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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