A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 121 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga (75 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:21:49 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bfn4. Id of event: us6000bfn4. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 16:21:49 / August 16, 2020 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.7781 West, latitude -20.7728 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 121 km SSE of Pangai, Tonga.
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