A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 120 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (75 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 15:10:19 / July 8, 2017 @ 3:10 pm. Exact location of event, depth 56.22 km, -173.2333° West, -20.0551° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.22 km (35 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:10:19 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10009868. Ids that are associated to the event: us10009868.
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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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