A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 231 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (144 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100087i2. Unique identifier: us100087i2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 14:51:55 / February 27, 2017 @ 2:51 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.9741 West, latitude -17.1519 South, depth = 22.84 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:51:55 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.84 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 231 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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