A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. The temblor was detected at 01:10:40 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter). 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 65.76 km (41 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dlk. Id of event: us10008dlk. Exact location of event, depth 65.76 km, -173.8336° West, -15.7217° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 13:10:40 / March 27, 2017 @ 1:10 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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