A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 179 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (111 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -174.4432 West, latitude -22.8871 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000dc1w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dc1w. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 13:45:04 / March 4, 2018 @ 1:45 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:45:04 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 179 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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