A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes Tonga region (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -172.9642° West, -17.5262° South, depth 23.45 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23.45 km (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:11:47 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 17:11:47 / July 19, 2017 @ 5:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009y61. Unique identifier: us20009y61.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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