A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was reported at 02:32:13 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 230.9 km (143 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000b04e. Event ids that are associated: us1000b04e. Exact location of event, longitude -174.5971 West, latitude -15.7268 South, depth = 230.9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/17 / 2017-10-24 14:32:13 / October 24, 2017 @ 2:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 94 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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