A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 174 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (108 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000givr. Id of event: us1000givr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:58:48 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.1206 West, latitude -16.8116 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 19:58:48 / August 19, 2018 @ 7:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 174 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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