A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km E of Pangai, Tonga (63 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:38:26 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.3845 West, latitude -19.8955 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000hh43. Event ids that are associated: us1000hh43. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 13:38:26 / October 23, 2018 @ 1:38 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 101 km E of Pangai, Tonga.
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