A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 137 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (85 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c2te. Id of event: us2000c2te. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -173.593° West, latitude -20.8127° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/17 / 2017-12-11 10:50:00 / December 11, 2017 @ 10:50 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:50:00 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 137 km SE of Pangai, Tonga.
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