A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -173.6514° West, -16.1245° South, depth 55.22 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:18:07 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 55.22 km (34 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 22:18:07 / April 24, 2017 @ 10:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008kdl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008kdl.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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