A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 112 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (70 miles). Event id: us10008jeq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jeq. Global time and date of event 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 22:59:22 / April 20, 2017 @ 10:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -173.6444 West, latitude -20.5682 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:59:22 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 twenty-five 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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