A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:20:56 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/19 / 2019-06-17 13:20:56 / June 17, 2019 @ 1:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.8663 West, latitude -15.3122 South, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us600045r7. Event ids that are associated: us600045r7.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km N of Hihifo, Tonga.
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