A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:32:25 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -173.6787° West, -16.1225° South. 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). Id of earthquake: us70008e2w. Event ids that are associated: us70008e2w. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 15:32:25 / March 22, 2020 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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