A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was picked up at 15:49:07 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.686° West, -15.9595° South, depth 17.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.15 km (11 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a6ef. Id of event: us6000a6ef. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 15:49:07 / May 29, 2020 @ 3:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 12 km (7 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km E of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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