A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 173 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (107 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 13:33:41 / May 5, 2020 @ 1:33 pm. Id of earthquake: us70009esi. Event ids that are associated: us70009esi. The temblor was picked up at 01:33:41 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.79 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 112.79 km, -176.2376° West, -22.4294° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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