A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga (59 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.62 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -175.3133° West, -22.1244° South, depth 40.62 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 11:37:37 / May 17, 2017 @ 11:37 am. The temblor was detected at 23:37:37 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008uts. Event ids that are associated: us10008uts.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 95 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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