A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gx7. Id of event: us10004gx7. The temblor was reported at 12:00:09 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 00:00:09 / January 25, 2016 @ 12:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.14 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.3987 West, latitude -19.5973 South, depth = 40.14 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 102 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga.
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