A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.42 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 12:46:03 / February 14, 2016 @ 12:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 55.42 km, -173.9486° West, -16.4495° South. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:46:03 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004qje. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qje. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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