A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 198 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (123 miles). Unique identifier: us70005x6j. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005x6j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:30:22 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -175.0889 West, latitude -17.2001 South, depth = 145.57 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145.57 km (90 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/19 / 2019-10-14 18:30:22 / October 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 198 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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