A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 134 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (83 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 23:37:19 / March 9, 2019 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.7091° West, -18.6936° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000jif8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jif8. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:37:19 / 11:37 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 134 km E of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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