A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 206 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga (128 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dkd. Id of event: us10008dkd. Exact location of event, longitude -173.317 West, latitude -22.4061 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 00:16:44 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 12:16:44 / March 26, 2017 @ 12:16 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four 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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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: 206 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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