A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 23:59:20 / March 30, 2018 @ 11:59 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -173.4893 West, latitude -16.6175 South, depth = 14.71 km. Id of earthquake: us2000dvjz. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvjz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.71 km (9 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:59:20 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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