A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ohonua in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.1366 West, latitude -21.8343 South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/06/20 / 2020-06-03 17:47:50 / June 3, 2020 @ 5:47 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 17:47:50 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000aa4r. Unique identifier: us6000aa4r.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km SSW of Ohonua, Tonga.
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