A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/19 / 2019-10-15 17:36:00 / October 15, 2019 @ 5:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.4319 West, latitude -20.0306 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:36:00 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). 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. Unique identifier: us70005uev. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005uev.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai. Event epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 99 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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