A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (66 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.4524 West, latitude -20.2459 South, depth = 5.73 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 13:20:34 / September 6, 2016 @ 1:20 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:34 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.73 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006nzf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nzf.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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