A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -174.4724° West, -21.8885° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:25:19 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 14:25:19 / April 25, 2017 @ 2:25 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008na5. Unique identifier: us10008na5.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 78 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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