A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 23:20:29 / August 28, 2016 @ 11:20 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:20:29 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -173.4166° West, -20.0024° South, depth 35 km. Event id: us10006jd2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jd2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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