A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 06:59:22 / March 31, 2017 @ 6:59 am. The temblor was reported at 18:59:22 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 74.63 km (46 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008dgc. Event ids that are associated: us10008dgc. Exact location of event, depth 74.63 km, -173.6258° West, -15.4623° South.
The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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