A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008ada. Id of event: us60008ada. Exact location of earthquake, -173.4624° West, -15.1553° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 16:17:05 / February 29, 2020 @ 4:17 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:17:05 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 93 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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