A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000demu. Unique identifier: us6000demu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 01:24:30 / January 28, 2021 @ 1:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.4514 West, latitude -15.9029 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:24:30 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km W of Hihifo, Tonga.
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