A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 115 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (71 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000dyye. Event ids that are associated: us2000dyye. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.7295 West, latitude -15.5148 South, depth = 271.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:17:11 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 271.4 km (169 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 23:17:11 / April 5, 2018 @ 11:17 pm.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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