A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/19 / 2019-06-12 21:41:55 / June 12, 2019 @ 9:41 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -174.0669° West, -15.106° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600042is. Event ids that are associated: us600042is. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:41:55 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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