A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 259 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (161 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9nk. Id of event: us2000d9nk. The temblor was picked up at 11:12:10 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 345.74 km (215 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 23:12:10 / February 19, 2018 @ 11:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.1497 West, latitude -16.3061 South, depth = 345.74 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 259 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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