A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 112 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:21:20 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.7414° West, latitude -16.2279° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004v7g. Unique identifier: us20004v7g. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 23:21:20 / January 27, 2016 @ 11:21 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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