A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported Tonga kilometers (0 miles) from Tonga on Sunday. Event id: us20004yh2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yh2. Global time and date of event 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 02:03:40 / February 7, 2016 @ 2:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3496 West, latitude -15.2375 South, depth = 52.5 km. The temblor was detected at 02:03:40 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.5 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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