A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b55x. Id of event: us6000b55x. Exact location of earthquake, -173.0622° West, -16.46° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:43:04 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 09:43:04 / July 21, 2020 @ 9:43 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 96 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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