A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 226 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (140 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.2837 West, latitude -23.358 South, depth = 35 km. 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 35 km (22 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:06:49 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c7uz. Id of event: us7000c7uz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/20 / 2020-10-30 04:06:49 / October 30, 2020 @ 4:06 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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