A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 113 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.341° West, -15.0012° South. Unique identifier: us2000jbw2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jbw2. Global time and date of event 17/01/19 / 2019-01-17 17:41:41 / January 17, 2019 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:41:41 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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