A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 204 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (127 miles). Event id: us10007czq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007czq. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:42:32 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly 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). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/11/16 / 2016-11-28 21:42:32 / November 28, 2016 @ 9:42 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -174.9463 West, latitude -23.1795 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 204 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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