A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us60008a2a. Event ids that are associated: us60008a2a. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 09:09:28 / March 5, 2020 @ 9:09 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:09:28 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.5291 West, latitude -20.5913 South, depth = 35.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.28 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa, Pangai (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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