A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 06:36:36 / January 16, 2021 @ 6:36 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:36:36 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.5284° West, -19.9771° South. Id of earthquake: us7000d0lu. Event ids that are associated: us7000d0lu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai.
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 fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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