A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 239 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (149 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -174.2914° West, latitude -23.4038° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 16:06:05 / February 11, 2020 @ 4:06 pm. Unique identifier: us70007sfq. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007sfq. The temblor was detected at 04:06:05 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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