A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 116 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (72 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 18:45:29 / October 29, 2020 @ 6:45 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:45:29 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000c7n8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000c7n8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 145.73 km (91 miles). Exact location, longitude -174.1804° West, latitude -17.6176° South, depth = 145.73 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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