A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 155.29 km (96 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 155.29 km, -174.2713° West, -15.2826° South. Event id: us2000bl24. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bl24. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:46:50 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 19:46:50 / November 9, 2017 @ 7:46 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-three 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 92 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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