A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:26:10 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/15 / 2015-12-28 00:26:10 / December 28, 2015 @ 12:26 am. Id of earthquake: us10004a0h. Event ids that are associated: us10004a0h. Exact location of event, longitude -173.6752 West, latitude -16.1566 South, depth = 114.58 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.58 km (71 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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