A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 110 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (68 miles) on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9qe. Id of event: us2000a9qe. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 09:19:29 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:19 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -173.1082° West, latitude -15.1647° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:19:29 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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.
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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. 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: 110 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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