A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 15:10:33 / February 10, 2016 @ 3:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004zaz. Event ids that are associated: us20004zaz. Exact location of earthquake, -174.5873° West, -20.2577° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was reported at 03:10:33 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 56 km SSW of Pangai, Tonga.
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