A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5204 West, latitude -15.2835 South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us10004gp3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gp3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 00:10:50 / January 24, 2016 @ 12:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:10:50 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 77 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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