A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 261 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga (162 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:05:29 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000abay. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abay. Exact location, longitude -176.6306° West, latitude -18.8606° South, depth = 317.2 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 10:05:29 / August 19, 2017 @ 10:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 317.2 km (197 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 261 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga.
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