A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:51:32 / 5:51 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 earthquake 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 17:51:32 / October 18, 2015 @ 5:51 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003pix. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pix. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3729 West, latitude -16.1824 South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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