A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of event, longitude -174.1762 West, latitude -15.2291 South, depth = 118.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.22 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20009ky1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009ky1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 01:01:11 / May 30, 2017 @ 1:01 am. The temblor was picked up at 13:01:11 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 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 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 91 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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