A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -174.169° West, -16.3576° South, depth 160.35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 15:07:45 / May 6, 2019 @ 3:07 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003llp. Id of event: us70003llp. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:07:45 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 160.35 km (100 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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