A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.6 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 04:35:06 / September 12, 2020 @ 4:35 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bpd2. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpd2. The temblor was reported at 04:35:06 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 78.6 km, -173.2905° West, -16.5812° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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