A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 07:05:49 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 19:05:49 / September 6, 2017 @ 7:05 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.6198° West, latitude -15.4169° South, depth = 72 km. Id of earthquake: us2000ah3f. Event ids that are associated: pt17249050, us2000ah3f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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