A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 169 km WSW of Vaini, Tonga (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 152.04 km (94 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:27:25 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/09/19 / 2019-09-12 07:27:25 / September 12, 2019 @ 7:27 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60005lbh. Ids that are associated to the event: us60005lbh. Exact location of event, longitude -176.6015 West, latitude -21.9969 South, depth = 152.04 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 169 km WSW of Vaini, Tonga.
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