A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.3531 West, latitude -16.5828 South, depth = 61.34 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.34 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000886h. Id of event: us1000886h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:37:08 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 08:37:08 / March 2, 2017 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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