A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Unique identifier: us2000bu1l. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bu1l. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 21:33:05 / November 16, 2017 @ 9:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -173.9994° West, -20.4792° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:33:05 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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.
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