A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 261 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (162 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 383.49 km (238 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 14:57:44 / January 10, 2016 @ 2:57 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004ev7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ev7. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:57:44 / 2:57 am (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, -176.145° West, -16.438° South, depth 383.49 km.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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