A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.34 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008id2. Event ids that are associated: us10008id2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 14:35:22 / April 17, 2017 @ 2:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:35:22 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.8522 West, latitude -16.1273 South, depth = 107.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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