A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga on Monday. Event id: us2000dd4j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd4j. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.6671° West, -21.5684° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:01:28 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 14:01:28 / February 26, 2018 @ 2:01 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua. The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 39 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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