A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 230 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (143 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.38 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 159.38 km, -176.8773° West, -22.5742° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hh6c. Id of event: us2000hh6c. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 14:26:15 / September 11, 2018 @ 2:26 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:26:15 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter). 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 two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 230 km SW of Vaini, Tonga.
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