A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Exact location, longitude -173.8329° West, latitude -15.8933° South, depth = 120.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.97 km (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000ainb. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ainb. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:12:54 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/07/20 / 2020-07-06 10:12:54 / July 6, 2020 @ 10:12 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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