A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:11:32 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.496° West, -15.4391° South, depth 225.06 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 225.06 km (140 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: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 18:11:32 / August 30, 2018 @ 6:11 pm. Unique identifier: us2000had1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000had1.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 97 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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