A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -173.4507° West, -19.731° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000a4ca. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a4ca. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 23:43:27 / August 3, 2017 @ 11:43 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:43:27 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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