A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 223 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (139 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 21:13:24 / August 25, 2017 @ 9:13 pm. Exact location, longitude -172.2431° West, latitude -17.5031° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:13:24 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000abwf. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abwf.
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 four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 223 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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