A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d8c0. Id of event: us2000d8c0. Exact location, longitude -173.4259° West, latitude -15.3843° South, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 00:26:04 / February 17, 2018 @ 12:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:26:04 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 71 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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