A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 131 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (81 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:25:35 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 15:25:35 / May 9, 2017 @ 3:25 pm. Id of earthquake: us10008qv9. Event ids that are associated: us10008qv9. Exact location of event, longitude -173.2958 West, latitude -20.4512 South, depth = 10 km.
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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 131 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.
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