A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Tonga (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -173.1282 West, latitude -15.1027 South, depth = 59.72 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 21:10:00 / May 25, 2017 @ 9:10 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008ve3. Unique identifier: us10008ve3. The temblor was detected at 21:10:00 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.72 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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