A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 119 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (74 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:43:50 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 61.8 km, -174.6121° West, -22.3679° South. Unique identifier: us20006tx2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006tx2. 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 61.8 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 19:43:50 / August 21, 2016 @ 7:43 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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