A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Event id: us2000cjzb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cjzb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/17 / 2017-12-31 00:13:03 / December 31, 2017 @ 12:13 am. Exact location of event, longitude -173.9341 West, latitude -15.7957 South, depth = 128.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.97 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:13:03 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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