A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.75 km (33 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:07 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006rzv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rzv. Exact location, longitude -173.504° West, latitude -19.77° South, depth = 53.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 13:49:07 / September 23, 2016 @ 1:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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 quakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km E of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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