A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 05:03:56 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0954 West, latitude -15.7384 South, depth = 136.14 km. Id of earthquake: us20007fng. Event ids that are associated: us20007fng. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 17:03:56 / October 15, 2016 @ 5:03 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 136.14 km (85 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 43 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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