A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of event, depth 80.04 km, -174.0139° West, -16.4045° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:52:52 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.04 km (50 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005e4u. Id of event: us20005e4u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 13:52:52 / April 2, 2016 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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