A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 19:53:53 / February 16, 2017 @ 7:53 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:53:53 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kb6. Unique identifier: us20008kb6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.97 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -174.1206° West, -16.3014° South, depth 94.97 km.
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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