A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:08 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -173.7517° West, latitude -16.654° South, depth = 164.61 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cqwi. Id of event: us6000cqwi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 164.61 km (102 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 17:07:08 / November 20, 2020 @ 5:07 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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