A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 148 km W of Pangai, Tonga (92 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -175.7646° West, latitude -19.8491° South, depth = 278.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 278.67 km (173 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:08:32 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 13:08:32 / August 3, 2017 @ 1:08 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a6a9. Unique identifier: us2000a6a9.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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