A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 138 km WSW of Havelu, Tonga (86 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wiv. Unique identifier: us10008wiv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 14:57:05 / May 30, 2017 @ 2:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:57:05 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -176.5157° West, latitude -21.4452° South, depth = 189.19 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 189.19 km (118 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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