A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 137 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (85 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.8164 West, latitude -19.1969 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:50:25 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bljh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bljh. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 22:50:25 / November 1, 2017 @ 10:50 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 137 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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