A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 137 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga (85 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h6e8. Id of event: us1000h6e8. Exact location of earthquake, -174.7555° West, -16.7232° South, depth 114.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 114.56 km (71 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 18:59:05 / September 27, 2018 @ 6:59 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:59:05 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 137 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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