A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 177 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga (110 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 15:00:21 / April 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 266.07 km (165 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:00:21 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -176.0104° West, -19.4756° South, depth 266.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005jtr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jtr.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 177 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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