A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.8087° West, -20.1515° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000de5l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000de5l. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 11:11:15 / February 3, 2021 @ 11:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:11:15 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 68 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.
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