A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 18:36:02 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.1136 West, latitude -15.5577 South, depth = 24.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.78 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bj3x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bj3x. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/17 / 2017-11-06 06:36:02 / November 6, 2017 @ 6:36 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 80 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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