A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, south of Tonga (0 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:01:24 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 01:01:24 / August 5, 2020 @ 1:01 am. Exact location, longitude -175.4054° West, latitude -24.0645° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000b9h2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b9h2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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