A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 225 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (140 miles). Exact location, longitude -175.511° West, latitude -17.2254° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d4u8. Id of event: us2000d4u8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 15:21:46 / February 8, 2018 @ 3:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:21:46 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter).
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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 225 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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