A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 159 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (99 miles). Unique identifier: us2000adil. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000adil. 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: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 02:40:34 / August 28, 2017 @ 2:40 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.6317 West, latitude -18.0127 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 14:40:34 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 159 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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