A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Hihifo 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 129.27 km (80 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000aemn. Id of event: us6000aemn. The temblor was detected at 03:42:11 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 129.27 km, -173.4122° West, -15.8897° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/06/20 / 2020-06-19 03:42:11 / June 19, 2020 @ 3:42 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km E of Hihifo, Tonga.
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