A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -174.0243 West, latitude -17.9243 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 19:00:41 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d29x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d29x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 07:00:41 / March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). 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 Neiafu.
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 two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 80 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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