A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 205 km WSW of Vaini, Tonga (127 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:38:31 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 175.35 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 05:38:31 / May 20, 2018 @ 5:38 am. Exact location of earthquake, -176.9312° West, -22.1066° South, depth 175.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000eb37. Event ids that are associated: us1000eb37.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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