A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of event, longitude -173.7363 West, latitude -15.9949 South, depth = 134.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.15 km (83 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005jws. Event ids that are associated: us20005jws. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 20:05:39 / April 19, 2016 @ 8:05 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:05:39 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 8 km (5 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
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 seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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