A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location of event, longitude -174.5222 West, latitude -18.5354 South, depth = 87 km. Id of earthquake: us10008hr2. Event ids that are associated: us10008hr2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 23:43:07 / April 14, 2017 @ 11:43 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:43:07 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu.
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 twenty-three 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. 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: 58 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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