A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:32:47 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.38 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/11/16 / 2016-11-04 01:32:47 / November 4, 2016 @ 1:32 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000740d. Id of event: us1000740d. Exact location of earthquake, -174.4868° West, -20.1455° South, depth 95.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km SSW of Pangai, Tonga.
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