A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Tonga kilometers (0 miles) from Tonga. The temblor was detected at 17:04:29 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 17:04:29 / July 19, 2017 @ 5:04 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009y60. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009y60. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.1203 West, latitude -20.8328 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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