A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 03:33:39 / September 22, 2020 @ 3:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000c17e. Event ids that are associated: us6000c17e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77.01 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:33:39 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0726 West, latitude -16.4483 South, depth = 77.01 km.
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 62 km (39 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 62 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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