A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 122 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (76 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:46:31 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 161.25 km (100 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d48j. Id of event: us1000d48j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -176.0759° West, -20.3969° South, depth 161.25 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 11:46:31 / March 14, 2018 @ 11:46 am.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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