A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 178 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (111 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:53:19 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -174.8562° West, latitude -22.9401° South, depth = 5.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 01:53:19 / March 25, 2018 @ 1:53 am. Id of earthquake: us1000d8sa. Event ids that are associated: us1000d8sa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.01 km (3 miles).
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 178 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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