A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. Unique identifier: us70007q80. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007q80. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 20:52:12 / February 9, 2020 @ 8:52 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:52:12 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.9924° West, -15.4429° South, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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