A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes South of Tonga (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -175.4975 West, latitude -24.1029 South, depth = 32.94 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:17:44 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 02:17:44 / February 18, 2018 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.94 km (20 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d8rv. Id of event: us2000d8rv.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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