A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 131 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (81 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wlm. Id of event: us20004wlm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 18:09:33 / January 28, 2016 @ 6:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:09:33 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.9311 West, latitude -19.2851 South, depth = 28 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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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