A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.53 km (62 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:32:48 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.9491 West, latitude -15.2185 South, depth = 99.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 15:32:48 / February 16, 2020 @ 3:32 pm. Unique identifier: us70007rcq. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007rcq.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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