A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 136 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga (85 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:37:19 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 06:37:19 / August 24, 2017 @ 6:37 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.9887° West, -19.4481° South. Unique identifier: us2000acun. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000acun.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 136 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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