A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 119 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga (74 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 07:35:47 / January 19, 2019 @ 7:35 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jbza. Id of event: us2000jbza. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:35:47 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.8188 West, latitude -21.1521 South, depth = 10 km. 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 119 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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