A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 282 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga (175 miles). Event id: us1000ats3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ats3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 16:26:57 / October 18, 2017 @ 4:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:26:57 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -175.5002° West, -23.8343° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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