A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006nkc. Unique identifier: us10006nkc. The temblor was reported at 21:41:28 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/09/16 / 2016-09-10 09:41:28 / September 10, 2016 @ 9:41 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.1975 West, latitude -16.3196 South, depth = 89.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.51 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 62 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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