A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:46:42 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 00:46:42 / July 21, 2017 @ 12:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000a1br. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1br. Exact location, longitude -174.1787° West, latitude -21.2182° South, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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 nearby.
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