A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004qm3. Id of event: us70004qm3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:51:27 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/07/19 / 2019-07-13 20:51:27 / July 13, 2019 @ 8:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -173.4989° West, latitude -15.5902° South, depth = 35 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 48 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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