A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (82 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 20:35:06 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/16 / 2016-10-10 08:35:06 / October 10, 2016 @ 8:35 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20007d25. Event ids that are associated: us20007d25. Exact location, longitude -174.8345° West, latitude -15.3828° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 132 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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