A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was picked up at 01:37:01 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004c56. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c56. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 13:37:01 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.0341 West, latitude -16.0864 South, depth = 133.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.2 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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