A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes South of Tonga (0 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/17 / 2017-10-22 05:08:41 / October 22, 2017 @ 5:08 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aym7. Id of event: us1000aym7. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.8353° West, -24.1913° South. The temblor was picked up at 17:08:41 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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