A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 142 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (88 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 20:59:35 / February 8, 2016 @ 8:59 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:59:35 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.97 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.8159 West, latitude -19.306 South, depth = 41.97 km. Unique identifier: us20004yui. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004yui. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 142 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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