A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 123 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga (76 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.2166° West, latitude -19.5111° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c8x9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8x9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:19:09 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 05:19:09 / October 17, 2020 @ 5:19 am.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 123 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga.
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