A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 120 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (75 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000dcdp. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcdp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.6936 West, latitude -15.5735 South, depth = 83.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 11:22:29 / March 5, 2018 @ 11:22 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.05 km (52 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:22:29 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 120 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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