A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes South of Tonga (0 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 17:32:45 / April 6, 2017 @ 5:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:32:45 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10008f9c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008f9c. Exact location of earthquake, -175.0991° West, -24.6384° South, depth 10 km.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South of Tonga.
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