A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 131 km W of Hihifo, Tonga (81 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:23:13 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60004wa2. Event ids that are associated: us60004wa2. Exact location, longitude -174.9688° West, latitude -16.0984° South, depth = 303.88 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 303.88 km (189 miles). Global time and date of event 27/07/19 / 2019-07-27 00:23:13 / July 27, 2019 @ 12:23 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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