A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location of event, depth 148.64 km, -173.8249° West, -17.9915° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 148.64 km (92 miles). Event id: us1000j9fa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000j9fa. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 06:48:09 / February 21, 2019 @ 6:48 am. The temblor was detected at 18:48:09 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 74 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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