A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 150 km NW of Pangai, Tonga (93 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:11:11 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -175.4528 West, latitude -18.9309 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hdpi. Id of event: us1000hdpi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 00:11:11 / October 18, 2018 @ 12:11 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 150 km NW of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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