A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/20 / 2020-06-17 04:48:14 / June 17, 2020 @ 4:48 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.8067 West, latitude -16.2032 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:48:14 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000ahth. Event ids that are associated: us6000ahth.
Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
Each 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 five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km S of Hihifo, Tonga.
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