A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 126 km ESE of `Ohonua, Tonga (78 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000j9dk. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000j9dk. Global time and date of event 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 12:59:23 / February 20, 2019 @ 12:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.8477 West, latitude -21.8254 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:59:23 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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