A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 23:37:11 / April 14, 2017 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008hqy. Unique identifier: us10008hqy. Exact location, longitude -174.1068° West, latitude -15.1734° South, depth = 102.45 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.45 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:37:11 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 94 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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