A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Tonga (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 00:45:44 / January 2, 2021 @ 12:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -173.404° West, -15.074° South. Id of earthquake: us6000d7rz. Event ids that are associated: us6000d7rz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:45:44 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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