A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 174 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (108 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 110.23 km, -176.3241° West, -22.3792° South. Id of earthquake: us10008v90. Event ids that are associated: us10008v90. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 06:02:18 / May 25, 2017 @ 6:02 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.23 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:02:18 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 174 km SW of Vaini, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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