A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 114 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (71 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/06/19 / 2019-06-13 21:38:19 / June 13, 2019 @ 9:38 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:38:19 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600043ky. Ids that are associated to the event: us600043ky. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.1116° West, -15.1199° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 114 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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