A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 120 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (75 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005tt7. Unique identifier: us70005tt7. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/19 / 2019-10-13 03:38:23 / October 13, 2019 @ 3:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -173.3537° West, -20.3388° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 15:38:23 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). 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).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 120 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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