A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 04:01:35 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.7753° West, -15.3621° South, depth 10 km. 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. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/17 / 2017-10-05 16:01:35 / October 5, 2017 @ 4:01 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000aqsh. Unique identifier: us1000aqsh.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 65 km N of Hihifo, Tonga.
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