A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (89 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 23:06:50 / September 14, 2017 @ 11:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:06:50 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000amyn. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000amyn. Exact location of earthquake, -172.5913° West, -15.3045° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 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: 143 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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