A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 108 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (67 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:31:43 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.2071 West, latitude -15.1273 South, depth = 8.45 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.45 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085rk. Id of event: us100085rk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 15:31:43 / February 19, 2017 @ 3:31 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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