A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Nuku`alofa in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/11/16 / 2016-11-29 18:07:49 / November 29, 2016 @ 6:07 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 132.72 km (82 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007d4u. Event ids that are associated: us10007d4u. The temblor was reported at 06:07:49 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -175.1646° West, latitude -20.5774° South, depth = 132.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km N of Nuku`alofa, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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