A earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Id of earthquake: us6000c3kz. Event ids that are associated: us6000c3kz, pt20275000, at00qhi0qn. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:37 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Pangai in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 01:13:37 / October 1, 2020 @ 1:13 am. Exact location of event, longitude -174.2204 West, latitude -19.4762 South, depth = 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km NNE of Pangai, Tonga.
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