A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 186 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (116 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 04:58:56 / March 17, 2018 @ 4:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d81u. Id of event: us1000d81u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.4884 West, latitude -22.9605 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 16:58:56 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 186 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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