A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 107 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga (66 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144.26 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 20:38:20 / September 12, 2017 @ 8:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -174.19° West, latitude -15.0799° South, depth = 144.26 km. Event id: us2000al2x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000al2x. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:38:20 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 107 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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