A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:23:07 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 11:23:07 / September 2, 2016 @ 11:23 am. Exact location of earthquake, -173.6142° West, -19.5871° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10006jmt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006jmt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 80 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga.
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