A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 134 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (83 miles) on Monday. Event id: us70007k3x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k3x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -174.7287° West, latitude -17.6641° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:39:43 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 10:39:43 / January 28, 2020 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-two 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: 134 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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