A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:12:02 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a0bg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0bg. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.5073° West, -20.0417° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 03:12:02 / July 24, 2017 @ 3:12 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 92 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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