A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 106 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (66 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 20:27:46 / January 23, 2020 @ 8:27 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:27:46 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). 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 165.5 km (103 miles). Exact location of event, depth 165.5 km, -174.7013° West, -15.6779° South. Event id: us60007nig. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007nig.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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