A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 170 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (106 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us60007ld9. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ld9. Exact location, longitude -172.5624° West, latitude -17.9305° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 07:36:53 / January 20, 2020 @ 7:36 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:36:53 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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