A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Unique identifier: us10006t3h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006t3h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0737 West, latitude -15.9783 South, depth = 123.16 km. Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 08:01:24 / September 27, 2016 @ 8:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.16 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:01:24 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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