A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 117 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (73 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 15:37:58 / August 14, 2017 @ 3:37 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -173.6678° West, -20.6455° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a81u. Id of event: us2000a81u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:37:58 / 3:37 am (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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 117 km SE of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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