A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Event id: us7000cnhz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnhz. Exact location, longitude -174.0154° West, latitude -19.5596° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 22:57:52 / December 5, 2020 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:57:52 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 45 km NE of Pangai, Tonga.
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