A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South of Tonga (0 miles) on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:51:17 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -175.3859° West, -24.25° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 04:51:17 / October 20, 2017 @ 4:51 am. Id of earthquake: us1000augc. Event ids that are associated: us1000augc.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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