A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location, longitude -173.2212° West, latitude -16.5105° South, depth = 34.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 12:32:36 / March 13, 2017 @ 12:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:32:36 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.25 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100088mn. Event ids that are associated: us100088mn.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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