A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 201 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (125 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 20:16:59 / March 4, 2017 @ 8:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.2565 West, latitude -17.0661 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000889p. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000889p. The temblor was detected at 09:16:59 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 201 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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