A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Nuku`alofa in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000at83. Id of event: us1000at83. The epicenter was at a depth of 172.4 km (107 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:53:47 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 09:53:47 / October 17, 2017 @ 9:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -175.6702° West, latitude -20.489° South, depth = 172.4 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa (min 5000 pop).
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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