A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 208 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (129 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 22:59:51 / March 20, 2019 @ 10:59 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -172.2164 West, latitude -17.1176 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000jjjy. Event ids that are associated: us1000jjjy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:59:51 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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