A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 15:55:31 / January 18, 2021 @ 3:55 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:55:31 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000d3pi. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3pi. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.1907 West, latitude -15.474 South, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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