A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006n0x. Unique identifier: us60006n0x. The temblor was reported at 22:27:55 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.216 West, latitude -15.6588 South, depth = 134.13 km. Global time and date of event 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 10:27:55 / December 6, 2019 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 134.13 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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