A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 18:05:49 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/06/20 / 2020-06-02 18:05:49 / June 2, 2020 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -173.2042° West, -16.2311° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000a8pi. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a8pi. 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 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty 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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