A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:28:00 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.1057 West, latitude -15.3937 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000dgph. Event ids that are associated: us6000dgph. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 03:28:00 / February 4, 2021 @ 3:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 96 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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