A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 202 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga (126 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/21 / 2021-01-13 09:09:20 / January 13, 2021 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000d24h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d24h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:09:20 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -171.9879° West, latitude -16.5119° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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