A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 113 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (70 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -173.6315° West, -20.5738° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:38:15 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100096q3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100096q3. Global time and date of event 27/06/17 / 2017-06-27 21:38:15 / June 27, 2017 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 113 km SE of Pangai, Tonga.
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