A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Vaini in Tonga on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:56:45 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -175.6173° West, latitude -21.851° South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us70009g1u. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009g1u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 17:56:45 / May 7, 2020 @ 5:56 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km SSW of Vaini, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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