A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 22:26:03 / July 1, 2017 @ 10:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -172.9913° West, -16.0916° South, depth 26.88 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 26.88 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: us100097t4. Ids that are associated to the event: us100097t4. The temblor was reported at 10:26:03 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 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 has struck near.
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