A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was reported at 11:50:48 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000bemn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bemn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 11:50:48 / August 14, 2020 @ 11:50 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.77 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -173.7146° West, -15.6785° South, depth 37.77 km.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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