A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported South of Tonga (0 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 20:31:27 / March 14, 2017 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008s6f. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008s6f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:31:27 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -175.5012° West, latitude -24.3761° South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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