A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 139 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (86 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -172.7919° West, -15.0967° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 11:03:02 / October 22, 2019 @ 11:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005x42. Id of event: us70005x42. The temblor was detected at 23:03:02 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 139 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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