A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.32 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.47 West, latitude -15.6776 South, depth = 129.32 km. Event id: us70007k1x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k1x. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 16:44:22 / January 27, 2020 @ 4:44 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:22 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 82 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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