A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60007ai0. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ai0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 05:48:51 / January 19, 2020 @ 5:48 am. Exact location of event, depth 108.41 km, -174.1217° West, -15.8498° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 108.41 km (67 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:48:51 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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