A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.38 km (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000912s. Event ids that are associated: us7000912s. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/20 / 2020-04-14 10:58:52 / April 14, 2020 @ 10:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6869 West, latitude -15.5162 South, depth = 88.38 km. The temblor was detected at 22:58:52 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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