A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 228 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (142 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:57:01 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h59j. Id of event: us2000h59j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -176.9056° West, -22.51° South, depth 182.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 07:57:01 / August 30, 2018 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 182.23 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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