A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 299 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga (186 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.12 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 15:19:06 / March 14, 2017 @ 3:19 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008trb. Event ids that are associated: us20008trb. Exact location of event, longitude -175.5979 West, latitude -23.9721 South, depth = 20.12 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:19:06 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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