A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Unique identifier: us10004f4h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004f4h. Exact location of event, longitude -174.2379 West, latitude -16.5563 South, depth = 187.1 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:27:48 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 187.1 km (116 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 02:27:48 / January 17, 2016 @ 2:27 am.
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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