A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 98 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (61 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 09:52:44 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.24 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.4275 West, latitude -15.1151 South, depth = 19.24 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hp8c. Id of event: us1000hp8c. Global time and date of event 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 21:52:44 / November 1, 2018 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT.
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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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