A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 134 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (83 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 13:25:52 / April 26, 2017 @ 1:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -173.2687° West, -20.4516° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008l0n. Unique identifier: us10008l0n. The temblor was reported at 01:25:52 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 134 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.
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