A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 252 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (157 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:50:04 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 00:50:04 / May 24, 2019 @ 12:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 188.77 km, -176.8621° West, -22.87° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 188.77 km (117 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003tr9. Id of event: us70003tr9.
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. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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