A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 147 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga (91 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 149.5 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 05:00:39 / November 15, 2017 @ 5:00 am. Event id: us2000bnrf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bnrf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:00:39 / 5:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -174.6136 West, latitude -17.4576 South, depth = 149.5 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 147 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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