A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.0334° West, -19.0982° South. Unique identifier: us6000c74m. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c74m. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:01:13 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 17:01:13 / October 9, 2020 @ 5:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai, Neiafu. Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearby 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 five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 49 km S of Neiafu, Tonga.
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