A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 261 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (162 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:26:21 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.9997 West, latitude -16.8792 South, depth = 273.67 km. Unique identifier: us20008trg. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008trg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 19:26:21 / March 14, 2017 @ 7:26 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 273.67 km (170 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 261 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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