A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.6 km (37 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cnw. Id of event: us10007cnw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -175.101° West, -19.5788° South, depth 59.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 06:11:01 / November 27, 2016 @ 6:11 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:11:01 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga.
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