A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Vaini in Tonga. Exact location of event, longitude -175.5794 West, latitude -22.0749 South, depth = 15.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.95 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 10:14:14 / September 1, 2016 @ 10:14 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j9k. Id of event: us10006j9k. The temblor was picked up at 22:14:14 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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 twenty 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. 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: 104 km SSW of Vaini, Tonga.
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