A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 105 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (65 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:04:11 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bkyw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkyw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 16:04:11 / October 31, 2017 @ 4:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -173.0076° West, latitude -15.3306° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 105 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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