A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 19:02:54 / July 21, 2020 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5869 West, latitude -16.0474 South, depth = 114.52 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.52 km (71 miles). Event id: us6000b565. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b565. The temblor was reported at 19:02:54 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 24 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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