A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 131 km NW of Pangai, Tonga (81 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 12:50:53 / March 18, 2017 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008ubt. Event ids that are associated: us20008ubt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -175.319° West, -19.0448° South, depth 246.24 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:50:53 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 246.24 km (153 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 131 km NW of Pangai, Tonga.
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