A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Event id: us1000at74. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000at74. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.1925 West, latitude -16.3581 South, depth = 35.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.86 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:00:14 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 07:00:14 / October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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