A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 131 km W of Neiafu, Tonga (81 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000ec2s. Event ids that are associated: us1000ec2s. The temblor was reported at 04:03:43 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -175.2254° West, -18.6146° South, depth 212.08 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 212.08 km (132 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 16:03:43 / May 23, 2018 @ 4:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 131 km W of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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