A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (82 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:38:44 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/18 / 2018-08-14 14:38:44 / August 14, 2018 @ 2:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 187.7 km (117 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -175.7747° West, -20.0621° South, depth 187.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gbkv. Unique identifier: us1000gbkv.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 132 km NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.
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