A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 113 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.114 West, latitude -15.1252 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:32:37 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100097wj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100097wj. Global time and date of event 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 09:32:37 / July 2, 2017 @ 9:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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: 113 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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