A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Unique identifier: us7000d1c8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1c8. The epicenter was at a depth of 164.21 km (102 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:24:32 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 164.21 km, -173.8272° West, -15.9485° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 09:24:32 / January 19, 2021 @ 9:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. The epicenter was 3 km (2 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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