A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.19 km (31 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:49:46 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -173.6953° West, latitude -16.5825° South, depth = 49.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8sr. Unique identifier: us6000c8sr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 14:49:46 / October 12, 2020 @ 2:49 pm.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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