A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 108 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 16:23:42 / November 4, 2017 @ 4:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:23:42 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.3965 West, latitude -15.0271 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000bigp. Event ids that are associated: us2000bigp.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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