A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 151 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (94 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 20:35:31 / August 24, 2017 @ 8:35 pm. Exact location, longitude -173.0165° West, latitude -20.3384° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:35:31 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000acv3. Event ids that are associated: us2000acv3. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 151 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.
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