A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of Tonga (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 09:17:19 / October 16, 2018 @ 9:17 am. Unique identifier: us1000hctt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hctt. The temblor was detected at 21:17:19 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -174.9193 West, latitude -25.2978 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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