A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 150 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (93 miles). Unique identifier: us20008iwb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008iwb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 499.82 km (311 miles). Global time and date of event 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 19:58:26 / January 27, 2017 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:58:26 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.9676° West, -16.6293° South, depth 499.82 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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