A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 266 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (165 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -177.4805° West, latitude -20.0348° South, depth = 538.88 km. The temblor was reported at 12:59:27 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 12:59:27 / January 9, 2021 @ 12:59 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 538.88 km (335 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d151. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d151.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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