A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 121 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (75 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:24:14 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/21 / 2021-02-22 13:24:14 / February 22, 2021 @ 1:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk2v. Id of event: us6000dk2v. Exact location of earthquake, -173.1353° West, -15.0588° South, depth 10 km.
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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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