A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -173.1403° West, -16.0994° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006u6f. Id of event: us10006u6f. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:49:33 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 19:49:33 / September 30, 2016 @ 7:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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