A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 241 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (150 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 22:18:11 / February 18, 2017 @ 10:18 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:18:11 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100085qm. Event ids that are associated: us100085qm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.2493 West, latitude -23.5006 South, depth = 10 km.
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. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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