A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbga. Id of event: us6000cbga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 02:33:04 / October 18, 2020 @ 2:33 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.5 km (39 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:33:04 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -173.7306° West, latitude -15.3386° South, depth = 63.5 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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