A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6 West, latitude -19.1 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: at00qhi0qn. Event ids that are associated: pt20275000, at00qhi0qn. The temblor was reported at 01:13:39 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 01:13:39 / October 1, 2020 @ 1:13 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Neiafu in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai, Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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