A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.2521° West, -16.1465° South. The temblor was picked up at 23:18:47 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000dh2g. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dh2g. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/21 / 2021-02-07 23:18:47 / February 7, 2021 @ 11:18 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Each 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 five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 61 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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