A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 108 km W of Pangai, Tonga (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.98 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:16:45 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 23:16:45 / May 19, 2016 @ 11:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -175.3801 West, latitude -19.8384 South, depth = 126.98 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y2v. Id of event: us20005y2v.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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