A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.33 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude -172.9303° West, latitude -15.6689° South, depth = 17.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003k7u. Unique identifier: us10003k7u. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:57:42 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 14:57:42 / October 4, 2015 @ 2:57 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
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. 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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 93 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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