A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008gmd. Unique identifier: us10008gmd. Exact location of event, depth 47.63 km, -173.7099° West, -15.1839° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.63 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:56:05 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 09:56:05 / April 5, 2017 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km N of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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