A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 172 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (107 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:51:04 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/18 / 2018-09-24 07:51:04 / September 24, 2018 @ 7:51 am. Exact location, longitude -175.3438° West, latitude -15.7491° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hj9d. Id of event: us2000hj9d.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 172 km W of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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