A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (94 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 09:33:30 / April 16, 2017 @ 9:33 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:33:30 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jkb. Unique identifier: us10008jkb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.55 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.2873 West, latitude -17.2318 South, depth = 110.55 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 152 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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