A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 08:39:11 / July 9, 2020 @ 8:39 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:39:11 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.8567° West, -15.3878° South, depth 123.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.59 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000akma. Unique identifier: us7000akma.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km N of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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