A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Kolonga in Tonga. Exact location, longitude -174.5779° West, latitude -20.5614° South, depth = 30.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.89 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:38:39 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 19:38:39 / January 23, 2021 @ 7:38 pm. Event id: us7000d2qq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2qq.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa, Pangai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km NE of Kolonga, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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