A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 180 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (112 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.0234 West, latitude -17.3528 South, depth = 289.31 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 289.31 km (180 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 13:29:01 / March 5, 2017 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:29:01 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088nz. Unique identifier: us100088nz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 180 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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