A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 194 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (121 miles) on Wednesday. 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: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 07:58:01 / August 16, 2018 @ 7:58 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:58:01 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000genk. Id of event: us1000genk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -174.2054° West, -22.9477° South, depth 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 194 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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