A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 104 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (65 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 10:55:47 / October 18, 2017 @ 10:55 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:55:47 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000awpj. Unique identifier: us1000awpj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3338 West, latitude -15.093 South, depth = 28.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.89 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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: 104 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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