A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/06/17 / 2017-06-07 23:50:20 / June 7, 2017 @ 11:50 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:50:20 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009m68. Id of event: us20009m68. Exact location of earthquake, -173.552° West, -15.2718° South, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 77 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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