A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 133 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (83 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:02:48 / 2:02 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, longitude -174.9874 West, latitude -16.0626 South, depth = 297.67 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 297.67 km (185 miles). Event id: us70005pee. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005pee. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/19 / 2019-09-23 14:02:48 / September 23, 2019 @ 2:02 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 133 km W of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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