A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.1811 West, latitude -16.2107 South, depth = 116.28 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 116.28 km (72 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000ba4r. Event ids that are associated: us6000ba4r. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:31:47 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 21:31:47 / August 1, 2020 @ 9:31 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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