A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 02:39:48 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 02:39:48 / October 1, 2020 @ 2:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -173.997° West, latitude -19.3944° South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us6000c6g3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6g3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km NE of Pangai, Tonga.
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