A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 18:17:25 / October 18, 2015 @ 6:17 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pj2. Id of event: us10003pj2. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.4423° West, -16.1254° South. The temblor was picked up at 06:17:25 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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