A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:07:34 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/19 / 2019-06-20 15:07:34 / June 20, 2019 @ 3:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 148.93 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us700046pl. Unique identifier: us700046pl. Exact location of event, depth 148.93 km, -173.7322° West, -16.2196° South.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 29 km S of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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