A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 02:32:59 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -173.6229° West, latitude -15.209° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004v2t. Unique identifier: us20004v2t. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 14:32:59 / January 22, 2016 @ 2:32 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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