A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga (89 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us60003rqn. Event ids that are associated: us60003rqn. 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). The temblor was reported at 07:52:17 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.9898 West, latitude -22.2679 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 19:52:17 / May 17, 2019 @ 7:52 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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