A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 200 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (124 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 15:45:05 / March 24, 2018 @ 3:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -175.3478° West, latitude -15.0093° South, depth = 94.4 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:45:05 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94.4 km (59 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dau2. Unique identifier: us1000dau2.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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