A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Havelu in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.27 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 01:40:22 / May 16, 2018 @ 1:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000e81d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e81d. Exact location of event, longitude -175.588 West, latitude -21.2795 South, depth = 78.27 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:40:22 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 41 km WSW of Havelu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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