A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Nuku`alofa in Tonga. The temblor was picked up at 19:01:54 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 07:01:54 / November 12, 2017 @ 7:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.73 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bm8u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bm8u. Exact location, longitude -175.3068° West, latitude -20.7236° South, depth = 23.73 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 47 km (30 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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