A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 133 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga (83 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.3 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dzf. Id of event: us10004dzf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.2445 West, latitude -17.4655 South, depth = 66.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:01:21 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 23:01:21 / January 3, 2016 @ 11:01 pm.
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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