A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dcaa. Unique identifier: us1000dcaa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.9536° West, -18.8695° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 22:54:43 / April 1, 2018 @ 10:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:54:43 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
Did you feel the quake?
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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km S of Neiafu, Tonga.
Copyright © 2018 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.