A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 17:12:54 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -174.2267° West, -19.4187° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 17:12:54 / October 2, 2020 @ 5:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000c4xg. Event ids that are associated: us6000c4xg.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu, Pangai. Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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