A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 115 km S of Hihifo, Tonga (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:22:05 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.51 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -173.9176 West, latitude -16.9769 South, depth = 81.51 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 14:22:05 / April 20, 2016 @ 2:22 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005k6m. Unique identifier: us20005k6m.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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