A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:55:18 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.24 km (36 miles). Unique identifier: us20004uq5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uq5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 15:55:18 / January 26, 2016 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -175.3201 West, latitude -21.8891 South, depth = 58.24 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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