A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 120 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000gi5e. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gi5e. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:25:03 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/18 / 2018-08-27 18:25:03 / August 27, 2018 @ 6:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.9031 West, latitude -15.2389 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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