A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 180 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga (112 miles). Id of earthquake: us70005gy4. Event ids that are associated: us70005gy4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/19 / 2019-09-05 00:16:35 / September 5, 2019 @ 12:16 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:16:35 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.8145 West, latitude -17.3101 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 180 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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