A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:02:56 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60004xwb. Unique identifier: us60004xwb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.77 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/19 / 2019-07-31 10:02:56 / July 31, 2019 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -173.9611° West, -15.9228° South, depth 57.77 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 22 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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