A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 00:44:18 / February 18, 2018 @ 12:44 am. Id of earthquake: us2000d8rr. Event ids that are associated: us2000d8rr. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -173.1028° West, -16.2428° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:44:18 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 76 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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