A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 119 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (74 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.2339 West, latitude -20.0159 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a69d. Event ids that are associated: us2000a69d. The temblor was reported at 18:57:55 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 06:57:55 / August 9, 2017 @ 6:57 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 119 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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