A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Unique identifier: us6000bj8z. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bj8z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:40 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.1662° West, -16.1621° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 00:28:40 / August 23, 2020 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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