A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 18:41:43 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 06:41:43 / April 2, 2016 @ 6:41 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.46 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005gdc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005gdc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6863 West, latitude -15.1096 South, depth = 17.46 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 93 km N of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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