A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.641 West, latitude -19.5302 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006qut. Unique identifier: us10006qut. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 01:33:38 / September 12, 2016 @ 1:33 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:33:38 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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