A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (59 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 14:19:30 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d222. Id of event: us7000d222. 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 301.6 km (187 miles). Global time and date of event 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 14:19:30 / January 12, 2021 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -174.6587 West, latitude -16.1737 South, depth = 301.6 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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