A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 127 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 15:13:06 / October 21, 2019 @ 3:13 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:13:06 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005wrn. Event ids that are associated: us70005wrn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3095 West, latitude -14.8829 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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