A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Friday. Exact location, longitude -174.4339° West, latitude -17.9586° South, depth = 76.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70007q5p. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007q5p. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 09:41:32 / February 8, 2020 @ 9:41 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:41:32 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 76.6 km (48 miles).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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