A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 106 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (66 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude -174.6906° West, latitude -15.6402° South, depth = 279.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:54:18 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 03:54:18 / September 1, 2018 @ 3:54 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6cd. Id of event: us2000h6cd. The epicenter was at a depth of 279.09 km (173 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 106 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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