A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 272 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (169 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088xe. Unique identifier: us100088xe. Exact location, longitude -176.4029° West, latitude -17.8062° South, depth = 11.67 km. Global time and date of event 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 16:30:59 / March 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.67 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:30:59 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 272 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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