A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 228 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (142 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -171.999° West, latitude -17.8288° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70005mku. Event ids that are associated: us70005mku. 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 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:09:03 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 15:09:03 / September 21, 2019 @ 3:09 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 228 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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