A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 112 km S of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.919 West, latitude -16.9529 South, depth = 134.72 km. The temblor was reported at 05:37:43 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 134.72 km (84 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/18 / 2018-08-09 17:37:43 / August 9, 2018 @ 5:37 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000g91n. Event ids that are associated: us1000g91n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 112 km S of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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