A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The temblor was reported at 05:21:47 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6g9. Id of event: us6000c6g9. Exact location of earthquake, -173.9962° West, -19.5562° South, depth 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 05:21:47 / October 1, 2020 @ 5:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km NE of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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