A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 206 km WSW of Vaini, Tonga (128 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:38:50 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/16 / 2016-05-28 05:38:50 / May 28, 2016 @ 5:38 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 420 km (261 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Vaini in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00o7vh0q. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16149050, at00o7vh0q. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177 West, latitude -22 South, depth = 420 km.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 206 km WSW of Vaini, Tonga.
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