A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 16:08:09 / May 9, 2017 @ 4:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:08:09 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ry9. Id of event: us10008ry9. Exact location, longitude -173.5383° West, latitude -19.951° South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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