A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 97 km W of Havelu, Tonga (60 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 13:30:34 / May 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:30:34 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -176.1411° West, -20.9941° South, depth 215.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 215.25 km (134 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003llh. Unique identifier: us70003llh.
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 97 km W of Havelu, Tonga.
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