A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0047 West, latitude -17.9197 South, depth = 160.31 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 160.31 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:16:28 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005v25. Event ids that are associated: us70005v25. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/10/19 / 2019-10-09 20:16:28 / October 9, 2019 @ 8:16 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 80 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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