A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 136 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (85 miles) on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.2 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 36.2 km, -172.7331° West, -18.9564° South. The temblor was reported at 20:38:44 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20009lyw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lyw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/06/17 / 2017-06-06 08:38:44 / June 6, 2017 @ 8:38 am.
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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 136 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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