A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 137 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (85 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 14:44:54 / March 23, 2018 @ 2:44 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:44:54 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 225.68 km (140 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -175.0554° West, latitude -17.9403° South, depth = 225.68 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000daq2. Unique identifier: us1000daq2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 137 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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