A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location, longitude -173.4443° West, latitude -16.454° South, depth = 37.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.44 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:33:57 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006ltz. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006ltz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 00:33:57 / December 4, 2019 @ 12:33 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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