A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 02:50:03 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 14:50:03 / September 17, 2017 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -173.6648° West, -16.6278° South, depth 38.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.43 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000apij. Id of event: us2000apij.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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: 75 km S of Hihifo, Tonga.
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