A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 181 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (112 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169.82 km (106 miles). Exact location of event, depth 169.82 km, -176.6409° West, -22.137° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aakd. Unique identifier: us2000aakd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 02:14:15 / August 16, 2017 @ 2:14 am. The temblor was detected at 14:14:15 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 181 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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