A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 99 km N of Hihifo, Tonga (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.8143 West, latitude -15.0551 South, depth = 63.99 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:58:32 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 17:58:32 / May 17, 2017 @ 5:58 pm. Unique identifier: us10008uu3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008uu3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.99 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Questions or comments?
How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 99 km N of Hihifo, Tonga.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.