A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.96 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6979 West, latitude -15.2218 South, depth = 58.96 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:03:07 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 14:03:07 / February 14, 2020 @ 2:03 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007tqr. Id of event: us70007tqr.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km N of Hihifo, Tonga.
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