A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 152 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (94 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 00:30:28 / November 16, 2016 @ 12:30 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:30:28 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -172.9616 West, latitude -20.2211 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us100078ll. Ids that are associated to the event: us100078ll.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 152 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.
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