A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (72 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 265.92 km, -174.8299° West, -16.0683° South. The temblor was reported at 12:26:56 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jdz. Id of event: us10003jdz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 00:26:56 / October 1, 2015 @ 12:26 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 265.92 km (165 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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