A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Id of earthquake: us20005dw7. Event ids that are associated: us20005dw7. Exact location of event, depth 50.92 km, -173.8901° West, -15.3795° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:26:50 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/16 / 2016-03-27 13:26:50 / March 27, 2016 @ 1:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.92 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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