A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 108 km SSW of Vaini, Tonga (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.6367 West, latitude -22.0867 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008tcz. Event ids that are associated: us10008tcz. The temblor was picked up at 08:45:29 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 20:45:29 / May 12, 2017 @ 8:45 pm. 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 108 km SSW of Vaini, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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