A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 107 km N of Hihifo, Tonga (66 miles). 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 12:54:23 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 00:54:23 / March 7, 2017 @ 12:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.56 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -173.6705 West, latitude -14.9796 South, depth = 31.56 km. Id of earthquake: us20008sa5. Event ids that are associated: us20008sa5.
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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 107 km N of Hihifo, Tonga.
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