A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 299 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (186 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 506.77 km (315 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/17 / 2017-05-07 09:01:07 / May 7, 2017 @ 9:01 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:01:07 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008rvk. Id of event: us10008rvk. Exact location of event, depth 506.77 km, -177.0855° West, -23.2553° South.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 299 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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