A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 119 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (74 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 287.58 km (179 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -174.8383° West, -16.2115° South, depth 287.58 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6g6. Id of event: us2000a6g6. The temblor was picked up at 05:36:24 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 17:36:24 / August 5, 2017 @ 5:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 119 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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