A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.84 km (53 miles). Event id: us10008nb5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008nb5. Exact location of event, depth 85.84 km, -173.6746° West, -16.1547° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 22:38:14 / April 26, 2017 @ 10:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:38:14 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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