A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km S of Hihifo, Tonga (79 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/19 / 2019-05-01 17:46:16 / May 1, 2019 @ 5:46 pm. Exact location, longitude -173.9756° West, latitude -17.0804° South, depth = 90.59 km. The temblor was detected at 05:46:16 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.59 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70003f8c. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003f8c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 127 km S of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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