A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (89 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.41 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 14:31:30 / September 18, 2017 @ 2:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:31:30 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.9092° West, -17.3471° South, depth 45.41 km. Unique identifier: us2000apxn. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000apxn.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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