A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 224 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (139 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 01:02:09 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 350 km (217 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000h994. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h994. Global time and date of event 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 13:02:09 / August 28, 2018 @ 1:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.8369 West, latitude -16.1874 South, depth = 350 km.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 224 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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