A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of event, longitude -173.8798 West, latitude -16.5862 South, depth = 103.2 km. Global time and date of event 26/11/17 / 2017-11-26 14:20:40 / November 26, 2017 @ 2:20 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:20:40 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000buhz. Unique identifier: us2000buhz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.2 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Each 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 71 km S of Hihifo, Tonga.
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