A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 07:13:41 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600068py. Ids that are associated to the event: us600068py. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.2616° West, latitude -15.3691° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 19:13:41 / October 30, 2019 @ 7:13 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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