A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 140 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (87 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 03:33:00 / June 16, 2019 @ 3:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:33:00 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600044aj. Id of event: us600044aj. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.4345° West, -15.9636° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 140 km E of Hihifo, Tonga.
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