A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 11:31:52 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100088pc. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088pc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.98 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 23:31:52 / March 5, 2017 @ 11:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.6358 West, latitude -18.2715 South, depth = 70.98 km.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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