A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:57:15 / 8:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000cbgp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbgp. Exact location of earthquake, -174.0087° West, -19.4271° South, depth 22.56 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 08:57:15 / October 18, 2020 @ 8:57 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.56 km (14 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu, Pangai. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km NE of Pangai, Tonga.
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