A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.5794 West, latitude -18.0207 South, depth = 90.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 17:36:51 / September 5, 2020 @ 5:36 pm. Unique identifier: us7000bl1h. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bl1h. The temblor was picked up at 17:36:51 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.11 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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