A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Id of earthquake: us20005c9q. Event ids that are associated: us20005c9q. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.1767 West, latitude -20.6671 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 16:45:42 / March 22, 2016 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:45:42 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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