A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 144 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (89 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/18 / 2018-01-02 12:56:09 / January 2, 2018 @ 12:56 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 250.36 km (156 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:56:09 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.9852° West, -15.4255° South, depth 250.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000ck9v. Event ids that are associated: us2000ck9v.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 144 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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