A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 269 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (167 miles) on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 506.84 km (315 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.6674 West, latitude -20.3919 South, depth = 506.84 km. The temblor was detected at 12:00:33 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d34d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d34d. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/01/21 / 2021-01-25 12:00:33 / January 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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