A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 151 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (94 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -174.0735 West, latitude -17.2808 South, depth = 130.23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jg1. Unique identifier: us10008jg1. Global time and date of event 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 04:48:42 / April 21, 2017 @ 4:48 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 130.23 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:48:42 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 151 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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