A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Nuku`alofa in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10009925. Event ids that are associated: us10009925. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:21:19 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 181.79 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 10:21:19 / July 5, 2017 @ 10:21 am. Exact location of earthquake, -175.5609° West, -20.6501° South, depth 181.79 km.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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