A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga (103 miles) on Monday. The temblor was reported at 04:28:04 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10008fj1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008fj1. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.9774° West, -22.5368° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 16:28:04 / April 3, 2017 @ 4:28 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 166 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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