A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 139 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (86 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:20:53 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -172.6667° West, latitude -18.72° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20009kjz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kjz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/06/17 / 2017-06-04 00:20:53 / June 4, 2017 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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