A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:27:13 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007vse. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vse. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 360.72 km (224 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 360.72 km, -174.1897° West, -15.2229° South. Global time and date of event 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 23:27:13 / January 12, 2017 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 93 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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