A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.4 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:47:37 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.348 West, latitude -15.317 South, depth = 44.4 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20299001. Unique identifier: pt20299001. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/10/20 / 2020-10-25 11:47:37 / October 25, 2020 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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