A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 204 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (127 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.446 West, latitude -17.3063 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005la0. Id of event: us20005la0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:11:07 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 23:11:07 / April 23, 2016 @ 11:11 pm UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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