A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Unique identifier: us2000bife. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bife. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -173.3342° West, -15.1825° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 15:24:31 / November 4, 2017 @ 3:24 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:24:31 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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