A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 117 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (73 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.4528 West, latitude -20.4402 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009wsf. Id of event: us20009wsf. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:06:41 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 17:06:41 / July 16, 2017 @ 5:06 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km SE of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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