A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 246 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (153 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:20:15 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -174.7132° West, latitude -23.552° South, depth = 34.98 km. Event id: us2000cl9x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl9x. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/18 / 2018-01-07 12:20:15 / January 7, 2018 @ 12:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 34.98 km (22 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 246 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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