A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 14:16:45 / March 8, 2020 @ 2:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.25 km (64 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:16:45 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60008ed1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008ed1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6515 West, latitude -16.4969 South, depth = 102.25 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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