A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (81 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 228.95 km (142 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008gh0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gh0. Exact location of event, longitude -175.5929 West, latitude -20.0128 South, depth = 228.95 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/04/17 / 2017-04-11 07:24:47 / April 11, 2017 @ 7:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:24:47 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 130 km NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.
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