A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 126 km N of Hihifo, Tonga (78 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.8691° West, -14.8154° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 01:13:22 / March 19, 2017 @ 1:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ud5. Unique identifier: us20008ud5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:13:22 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 126 km N of Hihifo, Tonga.
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