A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.9698° West, -15.4174° South. Global time and date of event 10/10/17 / 2017-10-10 18:20:41 / October 10, 2017 @ 6:20 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 06:20:41 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000atpc. Unique identifier: us1000atpc.
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 63 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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