A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -173.0149° West, -16.1714° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000beau. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000beau. Global time and date of event 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 21:31:44 / August 23, 2020 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:31:44 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 86 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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