A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 09:00:19 / November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Hihifo in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.2193 West, latitude -15.3569 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:00:19 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bibm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oyvycj, pt17308000, us2000bibm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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