A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 285 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (177 miles) on Saturday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:24:35 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.0299 West, latitude -23.1295 South, depth = 205.22 km. Unique identifier: us2000ac44. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac44. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 21:24:35 / August 26, 2017 @ 9:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.22 km (128 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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