A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 10:49:44 / May 5, 2020 @ 10:49 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:49:44 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70009acm. Event ids that are associated: us70009acm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.089 West, latitude -15.546 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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