A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076m3. Id of event: us100076m3. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.2688° West, -16.4577° South. Global time and date of event 10/11/16 / 2016-11-10 11:49:31 / November 10, 2016 @ 11:49 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:49:31 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km SE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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