A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:13:01 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100073sc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073sc. Global time and date of event 29/10/16 / 2016-10-29 19:13:01 / October 29, 2016 @ 7:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.18 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -173.8467 West, latitude -15.8615 South, depth = 80.18 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 12 km (7 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 14 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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