A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 133 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga (83 miles) on Tuesday. Event id: us20008vbe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008vbe. Global time and date of event 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 16:01:02 / March 28, 2017 @ 4:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:01:02 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6808 West, latitude -21.1466 South, depth = 10 km.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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