A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, South of Tonga (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.2519 West, latitude -24.7396 South, depth = 33.54 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.54 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000hs4h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hs4h. The temblor was picked up at 00:05:44 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 12:05:44 / November 15, 2018 @ 12:05 pm.
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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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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