A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 129 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (80 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 21:07:56 / February 28, 2017 @ 9:07 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:07:56 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 195.55 km, -174.7576° West, -17.7491° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 195.55 km (122 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100087qx. Unique identifier: us100087qx.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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