A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of event, depth 40.21 km, -173.2013° West, -16.1355° South. Id of earthquake: us70009em3. Event ids that are associated: us70009em3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 17:31:28 / May 4, 2020 @ 5:31 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:31:28 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.21 km (25 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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