A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 173 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (107 miles) on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:50:02 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 195.09 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 00:50:02 / February 12, 2017 @ 12:50 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lhn. Id of event: us20008lhn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.178 West, latitude -17.5777 South, depth = 195.09 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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