A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 12:00:59 / October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000atnb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000atnb. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:00:59 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.8949 West, latitude -20.5981 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 100 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga.
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