A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 177 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (110 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.5634 West, latitude -22.1661 South, depth = 157.33 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:40:07 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 19:40:07 / April 1, 2017 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157.33 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008fey. Unique identifier: us10008fey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 177 km SW of Vaini, Tonga.
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