A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes South of Tonga (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude -174.751° West, latitude -26.5511° South, depth = 9.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:57:42 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 15:57:42 / October 31, 2016 @ 3:57 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007461. Id of event: us10007461. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.76 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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