A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000al3l. Unique identifier: us7000al3l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.616 West, latitude -19.7611 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:23:05 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 21:23:05 / July 9, 2020 @ 9:23 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 77 km E of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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