A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 988 km S of Ohonua, Tonga (614 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:44:48 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -176.5073° West, -30.1409° South. Id of earthquake: us70009ne1. Event ids that are associated: us70009ne1. Global time and date of event 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 08:44:48 / May 17, 2020 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 988 km S of Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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