A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20008mr2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mr2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:55:49 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 00:55:49 / February 17, 2017 @ 12:55 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.9936° West, -16.1598° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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