A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The epicenter was at a depth of 62.23 km (39 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.0324° West, latitude -15.6789° South, depth = 62.23 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 17:57:29 / May 19, 2017 @ 5:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:57:29 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tlj. Id of event: us10008tlj.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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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