A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:01:56 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/11/20 / 2020-11-25 03:01:56 / November 25, 2020 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000ckeg. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ckeg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -173.0547° West, -16.1502° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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