A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 142 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (88 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.0098 West, latitude -22.2225 South, depth = 72.19 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 02:57:16 / January 28, 2021 @ 2:57 am. The temblor was detected at 02:57:16 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). 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 72.19 km (45 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000demw. Id of event: us6000demw.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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