A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 105 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (65 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.32 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.1439 West, latitude -15.2032 South, depth = 19.32 km. The temblor was reported at 17:22:34 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008x3n. Unique identifier: us10008x3n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 05:22:34 / May 26, 2017 @ 5:22 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 105 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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