A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000db44. Unique identifier: us2000db44. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 16:11:00 / March 2, 2018 @ 4:11 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -173.3391 West, latitude -15.3457 South, depth = 92.25 km. 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 92.25 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:11:00 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 80 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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