A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 268 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (167 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/17 / 2017-10-06 09:57:59 / October 6, 2017 @ 9:57 am. The temblor was reported at 21:57:59 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.2896 West, latitude -23.7329 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000arj7. Unique identifier: us1000arj7.
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 nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days thirty-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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 268 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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