A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 97 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (60 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:51:14 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000jbt3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jbt3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/19 / 2019-01-16 19:51:14 / January 16, 2019 @ 7:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.3731 West, latitude -15.1434 South, depth = 9.06 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.06 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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