A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 102 km NNW of Pangai, Tonga (63 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 20:29:09 / September 17, 2017 @ 8:29 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.6 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -174.8814° West, -19.027° South, depth 151.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000apkx. Id of event: us2000apkx. The temblor was detected at 08:29:09 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 102 km NNW of Pangai, Tonga.
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