A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 125 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (78 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 320.68 km (199 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:19:25 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -174.9145 West, latitude -15.8666 South, depth = 320.68 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/16 / 2016-03-30 16:19:25 / March 30, 2016 @ 4:19 pm. Event id: us20005flv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005flv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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