A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 349 km W of Haveluloto, Tonga (217 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:12:52 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.557 West, latitude -20.8381 South, depth = 601.33 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 00:12:52 / May 19, 2020 @ 12:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 601.33 km (374 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000a00y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a00y.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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