A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 135 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (84 miles). Exact location, longitude -172.856° West, latitude -15.0808° South, depth = 26.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:51:12 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.27 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 04:51:12 / July 28, 2017 @ 4:51 am. Unique identifier: us2000a3me. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a3me.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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