A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 126 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (78 miles). Event id: us20009wu6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009wu6. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 01:20:32 / July 17, 2017 @ 1:20 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.3211° West, -20.3929° South. The temblor was detected at 13:20:32 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 126 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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