A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 103 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (64 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:15:14 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). 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: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 21:15:14 / April 15, 2018 @ 9:15 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 136 km (85 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -172.8435° West, -16.2743° South, depth 136 km. Id of earthquake: us2000e0p8. Event ids that are associated: us2000e0p8.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 103 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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