A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -173.7857 West, latitude -16.2318 South, depth = 93.42 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:49:30 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 22:49:30 / October 1, 2015 @ 10:49 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.42 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003jmk. Unique identifier: us10003jmk.
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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