A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 115 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (71 miles). Id of earthquake: us20009lcz. Event ids that are associated: us20009lcz. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:18:28 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.04 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 36.04 km, -173.014° West, -15.1889° South. Global time and date of event 02/06/17 / 2017-06-02 22:18:28 / June 2, 2017 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 115 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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