A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 32.36 km, -173.7076° West, -15.6234° South. The temblor was detected at 06:56:19 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 06:56:19 / February 8, 2021 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 32.36 km (20 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfih. Id of event: us6000dfih.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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