A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 21:57:22 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bhv1. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bhv1. Exact location of earthquake, -174.6492° West, -18.9088° South, depth 93.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.8 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 21:57:22 / September 1, 2020 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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