A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 176 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (109 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -172.7981° West, -17.5322° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000a41j. Event ids that are associated: us2000a41j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 09:52:23 / August 3, 2017 @ 9:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:52:23 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 176 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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