A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -173.8237° West, latitude -20.2006° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600089jl. Event ids that are associated: us600089jl. The temblor was picked up at 14:04:19 / 2:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 02:04:19 / February 27, 2020 @ 2:04 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km SE of Pangai, Tonga.
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