A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:25:05 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dfw7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfw7. Exact location of earthquake, -173.2042° West, -15.6435° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 14:25:05 / February 1, 2021 @ 2:25 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. 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: 72 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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