A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 192.68 km (120 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -174.316° West, -16.4441° South, depth 192.68 km. The temblor was detected at 11:45:15 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/19 / 2019-09-16 23:45:15 / September 16, 2019 @ 11:45 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005hcf. Unique identifier: us70005hcf.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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