A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -173.7514 West, latitude -15.4104 South, depth = 71.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.6 km (44 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:29:04 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 01:29:04 / February 22, 2017 @ 1:29 am. Id of earthquake: us100086iw. Event ids that are associated: us100086iw.
The epicenter was 61 km (38 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km N of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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