A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 109 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (68 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -173.455° West, latitude -20.3104° South, depth = 92.75 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 01:27:06 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:27 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.75 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:27:06 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004uxf. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uxf.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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