A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 16:17:49 / September 5, 2020 @ 4:17 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:17:49 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bl1d. Event ids that are associated: us7000bl1d. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3584 West, latitude -15.3533 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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