A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:00 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ugp. Id of event: us10007ugp. Exact location of earthquake, -173.2° West, -18.6229° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 16:39:00 / January 4, 2017 @ 4:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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