A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 21:30:20 / February 10, 2016 @ 9:30 pm. Exact location of event, depth 41.09 km, -174.56° West, -20.4013° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:30:20 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.09 km (26 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004zdp. Event ids that are associated: us20004zdp.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 70 km SSW of Pangai, Tonga.
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