A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Id of earthquake: us20008k7m. Event ids that are associated: us20008k7m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157.88 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:34:15 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 23:34:15 / February 2, 2017 @ 11:34 pm. Exact location of event, depth 157.88 km, -174.2221° West, -16.1889° South.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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