A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 200 km SSW of `Ohonua, Tonga (124 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 22:36:29 / March 18, 2018 @ 10:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us1000d69b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d69b. Exact location, longitude -175.4232° West, latitude -23.0859° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:36:29 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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