A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 153 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (95 miles) on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us2000aj3k. Event ids that are associated: us2000aj3k. The temblor was detected at 12:13:41 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 00:13:41 / September 10, 2017 @ 12:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -172.5819° West, latitude -16.7518° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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