A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 157 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (98 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006rae. Event ids that are associated: us10006rae. The temblor was picked up at 17:44:06 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 250.52 km (156 miles). Global time and date of event 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 05:44:06 / September 21, 2016 @ 5:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -175.3394° West, -18.0521° South, depth 250.52 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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