A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 247 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (153 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.0578 West, latitude -16.1236 South, depth = 305.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000db4x. Event ids that are associated: us2000db4x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 305.18 km (190 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:31:12 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/18 / 2018-02-23 14:31:12 / February 23, 2018 @ 2:31 pm.
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 one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 247 km W of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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