A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 15:47:49 / October 1, 2020 @ 3:47 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6gx. Unique identifier: us6000c6gx. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:47:49 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.0567° West, -19.1882° South.
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai, Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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 S of Neiafu, Tonga.
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