A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (93 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.8 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 05:28:22 / May 24, 2019 @ 5:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003trd. Id of event: us70003trd. The temblor was picked up at 17:28:22 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 108.8 km, -176.2646° West, -22.1076° South.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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