A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/19 / 2019-03-11 15:27:57 / March 11, 2019 @ 3:27 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.97 km (25 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:27:57 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.9766° West, -15.4094° South, depth 40.97 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jjc7. Unique identifier: us1000jjc7.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). 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. 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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 64 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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