A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 14:49:16 / September 3, 2020 @ 2:49 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bh6n. Unique identifier: us7000bh6n. Exact location of event, depth 58.58 km, -174.0064° West, -16.3265° South. The temblor was picked up at 14:49:16 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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