A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 233 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga (145 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -176.4871 West, latitude -19.2276 South, depth = 76.12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.12 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jqc. Unique identifier: us10008jqc. The temblor was reported at 14:35:15 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 02:35:15 / April 22, 2017 @ 2:35 am UTC/GMT.
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 233 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga.
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