A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 153 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (95 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gisc. Unique identifier: us1000gisc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 21:19:02 / August 19, 2018 @ 9:19 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:19:02 / 9:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 337.03 km (209 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -174.2452° West, -17.282° South, depth 337.03 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 153 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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