A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 272 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga (169 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004g5j. Event ids that are associated: us20004g5j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:03:33 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -175.5384° West, latitude -23.7361° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 02:03:33 / December 7, 2015 @ 2:03 am UTC/GMT.
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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