A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 296 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (184 miles) on Wednesday. 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 146.59 km (91 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 16:26:19 / September 2, 2020 @ 4:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -176.9323° West, latitude -23.3168° South, depth = 146.59 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjnp. Id of event: us7000bjnp. The temblor was reported at 16:26:19 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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