A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 195 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (121 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 07:51:28 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.2184 West, latitude -23.0832 South, depth = 40.05 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.05 km (25 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000axky. Id of event: us1000axky. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 19:51:28 / October 20, 2017 @ 7:51 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 195 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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