A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 185 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga (115 miles). Event id: us10008tcu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tcu. Exact location of event, longitude -176.0711 West, latitude -19.4175 South, depth = 273.57 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 19:49:47 / May 12, 2017 @ 7:49 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:49:47 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 273.57 km (170 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 185 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga.
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