A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 213 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (132 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 17:38:13 / May 19, 2017 @ 5:38 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008vc0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vc0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:38:13 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -175.6133° West, -15.2827° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 213 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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