Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Hihifo in Tonga


Earthquake location -15.0927S, -173.4816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (63 miles) on Sunday. 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 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 10:52:32 / August 30, 2020 @ 10:52 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:52:32 / 10:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bf0n. Event ids that are associated: us7000bf0n. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.4816 West, latitude -15.0927 South, depth = 10 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 101 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.

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