A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 232 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (144 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:22:30 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008va7. Event ids that are associated: us10008va7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 05:22:30 / May 18, 2017 @ 5:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -174.0903° West, latitude -23.2743° South, depth = 10 km.
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. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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