A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 171 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (106 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.4534° West, -16.8662° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 18:17:15 / May 9, 2017 @ 6:17 pm. Id of earthquake: us10008rye. Event ids that are associated: us10008rye. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:17:15 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 171 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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