A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.1938 West, latitude -19.4094 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:40:50 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000c6g7. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6g7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 03:40:50 / October 1, 2020 @ 3:40 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km NNE of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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