A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:50:19 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 18:50:19 / January 26, 2021 @ 6:50 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -173.688 West, latitude -15.3875 South, depth = 84.76 km. Id of earthquake: us6000de7n. Event ids that are associated: us6000de7n. The epicenter was at a depth of 84.76 km (53 miles).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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