A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600054u7. Ids that are associated to the event: us600054u7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.74 km (59 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:57:23 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3891 West, latitude -16.1249 South, depth = 95.74 km. Global time and date of event 14/08/19 / 2019-08-14 01:57:23 / August 14, 2019 @ 1:57 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Each 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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