A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Id of earthquake: pt17249050. Event ids that are associated: pt17249050. The temblor was picked up at 07:05:53 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.9 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 19:05:53 / September 6, 2017 @ 7:05 pm. Exact location, longitude -173.264° West, latitude -15.252° South, depth = 142.9 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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