A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 191 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (119 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 02:58:27 / October 22, 2019 @ 2:58 am. Id of earthquake: us70005x1m. Event ids that are associated: us70005x1m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:58:27 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.2048 West, latitude -18.9836 South, depth = 10 km.
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 eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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