A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -174.3281° West, latitude -15.3486° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/06/19 / 2019-06-12 21:23:46 / June 12, 2019 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000407j. Unique identifier: us6000407j. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:23:46 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 90 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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