A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 241 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (150 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.3199 West, latitude -23.4843 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000d3qt. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3qt. The temblor was detected at 12:42:45 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 12:42:45 / January 19, 2021 @ 12:42 pm UTC/GMT.
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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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