A earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 124 kilometers (77 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Saturday. Unique identifier: us10006scl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006scl. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:07:13 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 179.01 km (111 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 179.01 km, -175.0038° West, -18.094° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 21:07:13 / September 24, 2016 @ 9:07 pm.
Event epicenter was 124 km (77 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 124 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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