A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Monday. The temblor was detected at 01:10:12 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c5kq. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c5kq. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0583 West, latitude -19.4391 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/20 / 2020-10-05 01:10:12 / October 5, 2020 @ 1:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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.
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