A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 113 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (70 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600041e2. Id of event: us600041e2. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:35:52 / 12:35 am (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 event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 12:35:52 / June 16, 2019 @ 12:35 pm. Exact location, longitude -174.7373° West, latitude -15.5735° South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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