A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 128 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (80 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 238.18 km (148 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -175.9385° West, -20.2043° South, depth 238.18 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 11:01:22 / August 18, 2017 @ 11:01 am. Event id: us2000a9by. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9by. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:01:22 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 128 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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