A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Friday. Event id: us2000ciun. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ciun. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138.67 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -174.3303° West, -16.4093° South, depth 138.67 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:00:04 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 13:00:04 / January 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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