A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 148 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (92 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 15:20:05 / September 8, 2017 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.5561 West, latitude -15.2635 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ai4f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ai4f. The temblor was reported at 03:20:05 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 148 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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