A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 126 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga (78 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 135.27 km (84 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008kmp. Unique identifier: us70008kmp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 19:28:49 / March 28, 2020 @ 7:28 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:28:49 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -174.6147 West, latitude -16.7292 South, depth = 135.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 126 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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