A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 168 km W of Pangai, Tonga (104 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:48:53 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 189.14 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -175.9358° West, -19.5385° South, depth 189.14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007wmb. Unique identifier: us10007wmb. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 13:48:53 / February 1, 2017 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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