A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e6a. Id of event: us10004e6a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:29:11 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 18:29:11 / January 13, 2016 @ 6:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -174.4583° West, latitude -21.9251° South, depth = 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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