A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -174.7487° West, -19.7667° South, depth 64.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:47:59 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bh1p. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bh1p. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.14 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 10:47:59 / August 19, 2020 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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