A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 110 km W of Neiafu, Tonga (68 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 325.44 km (202 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.029 West, latitude -18.7174 South, depth = 325.44 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:06:09 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 17:06:09 / February 18, 2020 @ 5:06 pm. Id of earthquake: us70007vxu. Event ids that are associated: us70007vxu.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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