A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/19 / 2019-07-17 10:09:19 / July 17, 2019 @ 10:09 am. Exact location, longitude -173.389° West, latitude -15.1913° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:09:19 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70004m4y. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004m4y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 92 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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