A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 136 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (85 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.8284° West, -19.2137° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 11:52:18 / February 23, 2017 @ 11:52 am. Event id: us20008lrc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lrc. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:52:18 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter).
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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 136 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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