A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Global time and date of event 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 01:33:10 / October 6, 2020 @ 1:33 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:33:10 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.22 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35.22 km, -173.8036° West, -19.3986° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c72u. Unique identifier: us6000c72u.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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