A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/19 / 2019-09-23 03:51:02 / September 23, 2019 @ 3:51 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.2015° West, -20.6063° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005pe0. Id of event: us70005pe0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:51:02 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (56 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km S of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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