A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 125 km W of Neiafu, Tonga (78 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 11:30:17 / April 10, 2016 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. 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 217 km (135 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -175.1571° West, -18.4966° South, depth 217 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:30:17 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005ikm. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ikm.
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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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