A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 216 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (134 miles) on Thursday. Unique identifier: us2000a6cq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a6cq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 303.03 km (188 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:46:31 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 00:46:31 / August 4, 2017 @ 12:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -176.5918° West, latitude -19.6878° South, depth = 303.03 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
Did you feel the quake?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 216 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.