A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 113 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (70 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/17 / 2017-10-27 03:32:42 / October 27, 2017 @ 3:32 am. The temblor was detected at 15:32:42 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.8922 West, latitude -20.337 South, depth = 493.93 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhwt. Unique identifier: us2000bhwt. The epicenter was at a depth of 493.93 km (307 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 twenty-two 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 113 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.
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