A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 260 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (162 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 18.99 km (12 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 07:10:45 / February 14, 2016 @ 7:10 am. Id of earthquake: us2000502w. Event ids that are associated: us2000502w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -171.8211 West, latitude -17.3955 South, depth = 18.99 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:10:45 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 260 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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