A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 02:22:46 / December 2, 2020 @ 2:22 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cn29. Unique identifier: us7000cn29. The temblor was picked up at 02:22:46 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.82 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -174.0059° West, -16.2138° South, depth 84.82 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 ten and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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