A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 274 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (170 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005hc9. Unique identifier: us70005hc9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.04 km (127 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:45:28 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 205.04 km, -176.0498° West, -17.1609° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/19 / 2019-09-16 23:45:28 / September 16, 2019 @ 11:45 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen 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.
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