A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 96 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (60 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -174.1552 West, latitude -17.7918 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a1t7. Id of event: us2000a1t7. The temblor was detected at 03:18:24 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 15:18:24 / July 23, 2017 @ 3:18 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 96 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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