A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes South of Tonga (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.6314 West, latitude -25.7393 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:18:55 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 14:18:55 / May 21, 2018 @ 2:18 pm. Unique identifier: us1000ebwc. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ebwc.
Each 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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