A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 129 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (80 miles). Exact location of event, depth 246.63 km, -175.0637° West, -18.1025° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 246.63 km (153 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:27:19 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200050kq. Event ids that are associated: us200050kq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 15:27:19 / February 16, 2016 @ 3:27 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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