A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 117 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (73 miles). Event id: us2000db1h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000db1h. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:58:27 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.5126° West, -20.5051° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/18 / 2018-02-22 16:58:27 / February 22, 2018 @ 4:58 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 117 km SE of Pangai, Tonga.
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