A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Id of earthquake: us6000besr. Event ids that are associated: us6000besr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:43:47 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/08/20 / 2020-08-10 00:43:47 / August 10, 2020 @ 12:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -174.0522° West, -16.6225° South, depth 80.68 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.68 km (50 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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