A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 142 km E of Pangai, Tonga (88 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:37:26 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 11:37:26 / February 17, 2020 @ 11:37 am. Id of earthquake: us70007u9w. Event ids that are associated: us70007u9w. Exact location of event, longitude -172.9921 West, latitude -19.6921 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 142 km E of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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