A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of event, depth 168.25 km, -174.0944° West, -16.7041° South. Global time and date of event 27/09/19 / 2019-09-27 03:09:53 / September 27, 2019 @ 3:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:09:53 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005s1h. Id of event: us70005s1h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 168.25 km (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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