A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 258 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (160 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:06:55 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000733s. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000733s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/16 / 2016-10-30 17:06:55 / October 30, 2016 @ 5:06 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.1532 West, latitude -23.6568 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 258 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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