A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 233 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (145 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 06:16:38 / August 26, 2017 @ 6:16 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad6t. Id of event: us2000ad6t. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.1067° West, -17.3505° South. The temblor was detected at 19:16:38 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 233 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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