A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 106 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga (66 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 19:33:05 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077ld. Id of event: us100077ld. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.7969 West, latitude -20.6059 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 07:33:05 / November 14, 2016 @ 7:33 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 106 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga.
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