A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 108 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (67 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 12:18:24 / November 4, 2017 @ 12:18 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -173.2467° West, -15.0984° South, depth 8.1 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:18:24 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). 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: us2000bidk. Id of event: us2000bidk.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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