Strong 6.2 Magnitude Strikes Near Pangai In Tonga

Earthquake location -20.5351S, -173.8191W

A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hq85. Unique identifier: us1000hq85. The temblor was picked up at 20:33:16 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/11/18 / 2018-11-10 08:33:16 / November 10, 2018 @ 8:33 am. Exact location, longitude -173.8191° West, latitude -20.5351° South, depth = 10 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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