A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, south of Tonga (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.05 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -174.953 West, latitude -24.7747 South, depth = 24.05 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/03/16 / 2016-03-10 15:55:34 / March 10, 2016 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:55:34 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004xt5. Event ids that are associated: us10004xt5.
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 one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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