A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 180.25 km (112 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008h7s. Event ids that are associated: us10008h7s. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 05:18:38 / April 7, 2017 @ 5:18 am. The temblor was picked up at 18:18:38 / 6:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 180.25 km, -174.6507° West, -18.7934° South.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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