A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 114 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (71 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000armk. Unique identifier: us1000armk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.81 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.1361 West, latitude -17.6278 South, depth = 159.81 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/17 / 2017-10-08 02:42:48 / October 8, 2017 @ 2:42 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:42:48 / 2:42 pm (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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 114 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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