A earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (86 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Hihifo in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:00:22 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -172.8° West, -15.1° South, depth 80 km. Unique identifier: at00oyvycj. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17308000, at00oyvycj. Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 09:00:22 / November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 138 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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