A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kjh. Unique identifier: us20008kjh. The temblor was reported at 11:07:23 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 23:07:23 / February 7, 2017 @ 11:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -172.9972 West, latitude -16.1915 South, depth = 36.14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.14 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (56 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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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