A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 144 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (89 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -176.32 West, latitude -21.9778 South, depth = 172.36 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:08:13 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 172.36 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 07:08:13 / May 16, 2017 @ 7:08 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008sp8. Unique identifier: us10008sp8.
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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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