A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km W of Pangai, Tonga (93 miles) on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:20:54 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.7747 West, latitude -19.778 South, depth = 182.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003m4i. Id of event: us20003m4i. The epicenter was at a depth of 182.66 km (113 miles). Global time and date of event 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 07:20:54 / September 20, 2015 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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