A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 154 km W of Neiafu, Tonga (96 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 19:12:18 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 149.08 km, -175.4421° West, -18.7322° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hibr. Unique identifier: us2000hibr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 07:12:18 / September 16, 2018 @ 7:12 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 149.08 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six 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: 154 km W of Neiafu, Tonga.
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