A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga (93 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 233.39 km (145 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004dxr. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dxr. Global time and date of event 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 05:55:59 / January 13, 2016 @ 5:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -174.9013° West, -15.1946° South, depth 233.39 km. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:55:59 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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