A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 134 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga (83 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 02:48:29 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.84 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -173.3575° West, latitude -17.5886° South, depth = 10.84 km. Unique identifier: us10008pt7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008pt7. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:48:29 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 134 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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