A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. All ids that are associated to the event: us600085b2. Unique identifier: us600085b2. The temblor was detected at 09:05:13 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -175.0171° West, latitude -21.7839° South, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 21:05:13 / February 22, 2020 @ 9:05 pm.
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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