A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.2067 West, latitude -16.2437 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pie. Id of event: us10003pie. Global time and date of event 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 16:18:34 / October 18, 2015 @ 4:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred 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). The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:34 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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