A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Nuku`alofa in Tonga. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 07:18:25 / February 10, 2017 @ 7:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.1961 West, latitude -21.1055 South, depth = 38.54 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:18:25 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iul. Id of event: us20008iul. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.54 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa. Event epicenter was 4 km (2 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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