A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.81 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:28:36 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.5241 West, latitude -18.0515 South, depth = 80.81 km. Id of earthquake: us2000abr8. Event ids that are associated: us2000abr8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 00:28:36 / August 23, 2017 @ 12:28 am.
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 87 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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