A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 111 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (69 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.0437 West, latitude -21.819 South, depth = 129.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 15:54:00 / February 27, 2017 @ 3:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:54:00 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100087i4. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087i4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 129.3 km (80 miles).
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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 111 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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