A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 198 km E of Pangai, Tonga (123 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/20 / 2020-04-18 12:29:28 / April 18, 2020 @ 12:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.4574° West, -19.8313° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:29:28 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60009bdz. Unique identifier: us60009bdz.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 198 km E of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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