A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:26 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -173.1876° West, latitude -15.4685° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a2lr. Unique identifier: us2000a2lr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 01:56:26 / July 30, 2017 @ 1:56 am.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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