A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 259 km SSW of Vaini, Tonga (161 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:33:29 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 21:33:29 / June 23, 2017 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.21 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20009pe4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009pe4. Exact location of event, depth 84.21 km, -176.509° West, -23.2055° South.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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.
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