A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 01:08:48 / January 14, 2017 @ 1:08 am. Exact location, longitude -173.8334° West, latitude -19.5822° South, depth = 89.13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.13 km (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:08:48 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007w70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w70.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga.
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