A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 125 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (78 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.9664 West, latitude -16.7909 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:55 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 21:23:55 / March 22, 2019 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jki6. Id of event: us1000jki6.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 125 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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