A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hj4x. Unique identifier: us2000hj4x. Exact location of event, depth 107.97 km, -173.7924° West, -16.647° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.97 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 22:06:53 / September 23, 2018 @ 10:06 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:06:53 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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