A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:32:40 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.7168° West, -15.3898° South, depth 54.96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.96 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/18 / 2018-04-22 13:32:40 / April 22, 2018 @ 1:32 pm. Event id: us1000dsqr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dsqr.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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