A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Tonga region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.42 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 03:30:27 / May 17, 2017 @ 3:30 am. Unique identifier: us10008uui. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008uui. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 74.42 km, -173.5356° West, -23.7427° South. The temblor was detected at 15:30:27 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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