A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 231 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga (144 miles) on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jqd. Id of event: us10006jqd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -172.109° West, latitude -17.3121° South, depth = 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:28:05 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 17:28:05 / September 2, 2016 @ 5:28 pm UTC/GMT.
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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 231 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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