A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (66 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 20:50:13 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -173.4074° West, latitude -20.1632° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 08:50:13 / April 29, 2017 @ 8:50 am. Event id: us10008lz3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lz3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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