A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.45 km (31 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 location of earthquake, -173.6462° West, -15.8498° South, depth 50.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:53:56 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i0hn. Id of event: us1000i0hn. Global time and date of event 02/12/18 / 2018-12-02 13:53:56 / December 2, 2018 @ 1:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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