A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 144 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (89 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 256.05 km (159 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000dxsx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dxsx. Exact location of earthquake, -175.2699° West, -18.1972° South, depth 256.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/18 / 2018-04-28 03:08:05 / April 28, 2018 @ 3:08 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:08:05 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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