A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 132 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (82 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 23:04:48 / October 21, 2017 @ 11:04 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:04:48 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -175.0844° West, latitude -18.082° South, depth = 207.13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 207.13 km (129 miles). Unique identifier: us1000axma. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000axma.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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