A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.84 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:43:51 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 04:43:51 / February 1, 2020 @ 4:43 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007lys. Id of event: us60007lys. Exact location of earthquake, -174.518° West, -19.2675° South, depth 52.84 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 63 km (39 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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km NNW of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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