A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 03:35:06 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007u8a. Event ids that are associated: us70007u8a. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 15:35:06 / February 16, 2020 @ 3:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.9215 West, latitude -15.1584 South, depth = 106.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106.53 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 89 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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