A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 213 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (132 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 15:03:51 / August 31, 2017 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000ark2. Event ids that are associated: us2000ark2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.4082° West, -17.4502° South. The temblor was picked up at 04:03:51 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 213 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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