A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 172 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (107 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:56:52 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009j8t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009j8t. 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: 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 01:56:52 / May 29, 2017 @ 1:56 am. Exact location, longitude -172.1717° West, latitude -16.2745° South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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