A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 109 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 22:35:57 / February 9, 2016 @ 10:35 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20004z4j. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004z4j. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:35:57 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.7268° West, -16.0085° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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