A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 18:22:21 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -173.2103° West, -16.0898° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 06:22:21 / October 26, 2017 @ 6:22 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000bhv1. Event ids that are associated: us2000bhv1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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: 59 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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