A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 141 km ESE of `Ohonua, Tonga (88 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 02:58:50 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -173.766° West, latitude -21.9687° South, depth = 22.94 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.94 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 14:58:50 / January 13, 2016 @ 2:58 pm. Event id: us10004e4a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e4a.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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