A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:02:04 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ldf. Id of event: us20008ldf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 09:02:04 / February 22, 2017 @ 9:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -173.4662° West, latitude -15.7189° South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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