A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Haveluloto in Tonga. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 16:49:35 / January 28, 2021 @ 4:49 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dend. Id of event: us6000dend. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.9288 West, latitude -21.3408 South, depth = 140.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.64 km (87 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:49:35 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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