A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Global time and date of event 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 07:51:06 / November 16, 2020 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cfjw. Unique identifier: us7000cfjw. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:51:06 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.34 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 110.34 km, -173.6473° West, -15.8905° South.
The epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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