A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 121 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 216.21 km, -176.0511° West, -20.3778° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 216.21 km (134 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jiwb. Event ids that are associated: us1000jiwb. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 22:15:16 / March 19, 2019 @ 10:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:15:16 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 121 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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