A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 127 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (79 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:30:41 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -172.9302 West, latitude -15.17 South, depth = 50.48 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/21 / 2021-02-05 16:30:41 / February 5, 2021 @ 4:30 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000dgzk. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dgzk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.48 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 eight and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 127 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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