A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 246 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (153 miles). Exact location, longitude -174.7006° West, latitude -23.5429° South, depth = 10 km. 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). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 07:38:37 / March 24, 2020 @ 7:38 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:38:37 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ezq. Id of event: us70008ezq.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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