A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 114 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (71 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wgq. Unique identifier: us10008wgq. Exact location of event, longitude -174.2725 West, latitude -16.8523 South, depth = 147.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.59 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 08:56:51 / May 14, 2017 @ 8:56 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:56:51 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 114 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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