A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South of Tonga (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -175.9933 West, latitude -24.6033 South, depth = 41.1 km. The temblor was detected at 01:20:11 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 13:20:11 / March 18, 2018 @ 1:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.1 km (26 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d635. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d635.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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