A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -173.0224° West, latitude -16.2987° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:54:57 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 07:54:57 / March 23, 2018 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000daps. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000daps.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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