A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 286 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga (178 miles) on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008pjf. Unique identifier: us10008pjf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:23:30 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 01:23:30 / May 5, 2017 @ 1:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -175.8 West, latitude -23.7962 South, depth = 35 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 286 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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