A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 07:13:08 / June 19, 2017 @ 7:13 am. Exact location of event, longitude -173.5304 West, latitude -15.1206 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:13:08 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20009njc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009njc.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 94 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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