A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/18 / 2018-01-18 04:18:25 / January 18, 2018 @ 4:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:18:25 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -173.2694° West, -15.2938° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000ckn2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ckn2.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 89 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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