A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 143 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (89 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 130.58 km (81 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 04:21:19 / September 17, 2020 @ 4:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000bznz. Event ids that are associated: us6000bznz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.2824 West, latitude -17.1589 South, depth = 130.58 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:21:19 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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