A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 121 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (75 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -173.226° West, -20.0561° South, depth 89.45 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:22:54 / 4:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.45 km (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000axlq. Id of event: us1000axlq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 04:22:54 / October 21, 2017 @ 4:22 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 121 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.
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