A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.7548 West, latitude -15.1028 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006bsp. Id of event: us70006bsp. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:54:47 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/11/19 / 2019-11-17 19:54:47 / November 17, 2019 @ 7:54 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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