A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dbu5. Id of event: us1000dbu5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -173.4587° West, latitude -15.1845° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:10:52 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 08:10:52 / March 31, 2018 @ 8:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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