A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Global time and date of event 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 16:47:40 / August 6, 2017 @ 4:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 127.81 km, -174.6243° West, -18.7707° South. The temblor was picked up at 05:47:40 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a5d7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5d7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.81 km (79 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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