A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:47:58 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d1cp. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1cp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.4828 West, latitude -15.39 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 10:47:58 / January 19, 2021 @ 10:47 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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