A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 119 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga (74 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 18:44:21 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003mj0. Id of event: us70003mj0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6839 West, latitude -17.6051 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 06:44:21 / May 9, 2019 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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