A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 01:06:06 / January 28, 2021 @ 1:06 am. Exact location, longitude -174.3278° West, latitude -16.4788° South, depth = 73.89 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000demy. Id of event: us6000demy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.89 km (46 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:06:06 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 81 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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