A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 239 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (149 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 21:36:24 / June 24, 2017 @ 9:36 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:36:24 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 360.71 km (224 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.9372 West, latitude -16.4338 South, depth = 360.71 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100095ic. Unique identifier: us100095ic.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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