A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 00:08:57 / August 25, 2020 @ 12:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.1816 West, latitude -16.1807 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:08:57 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bfak. Event ids that are associated: us7000bfak.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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