A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 147.37 km (92 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:10:09 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.0588° West, -16.3397° South, depth 147.37 km. Event id: us20008spx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008spx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 15:10:09 / March 17, 2017 @ 3:10 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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