A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -174.6333° West, -18.8239° South, depth 113.18 km. The temblor was reported at 00:44:11 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.18 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000a92x. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a92x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 11:44:11 / August 13, 2017 @ 11:44 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km WSW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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