A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 124 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (77 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:11:01 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.8887° West, -18.2217° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aa68. Unique identifier: us2000aa68. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 12:11:01 / August 21, 2017 @ 12:11 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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