A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b561. Unique identifier: us6000b561. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 14:43:35 / July 21, 2020 @ 2:43 pm. Exact location, longitude -172.9539° West, latitude -16.1536° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:43:35 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 92 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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