A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 18:46:43 / April 27, 2017 @ 6:46 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.25 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ld1. Id of event: us10008ld1. Exact location of earthquake, -173.5727° West, -16.6875° South, depth 45.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:46:43 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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