A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/10/20 / 2020-10-25 12:49:08 / October 25, 2020 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000c7l7. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000c7l7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:49:08 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.2543 West, latitude -15.4076 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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