A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 184 km W of Havelu, Tonga (114 miles). Exact location of event, depth 348.47 km, -176.9909° West, -21.1827° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:52:25 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 348.47 km (217 miles). Unique identifier: us2000i5yz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000i5yz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 03:52:25 / October 28, 2018 @ 3:52 am.
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 184 km W of Havelu, Tonga.
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