A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Nuku`alofa in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.1199 West, latitude -20.3974 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:22 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 16:45:22 / April 14, 2016 @ 4:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005i2m. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005i2m. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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