A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga (175 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 13:00:58 / October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm. Event id: us1000aulb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aulb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:00:58 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.83 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, depth 59.83 km, -175.8351° West, -23.7374° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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