A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:08:46 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6g6. Unique identifier: us6000c6g6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -174.2658° West, -19.3126° South, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 03:08:46 / October 1, 2020 @ 3:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km N of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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