A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 274 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (170 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:52:53 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dkew. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dkew. Exact location of earthquake, -176.3468° West, -16.1825° South, depth 373.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 15:52:53 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 373.47 km (232 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 274 km W of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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