A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Id of earthquake: us2000arp3. Event ids that are associated: us2000arp3. Exact location, longitude -174.0297° West, latitude -18.3695° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:55:09 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 17:55:09 / September 5, 2017 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 31 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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