A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km SE of Pangai, Tonga (71 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -173.6805° West, -20.6202° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:50:50 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 01:50:50 / April 2, 2018 @ 1:50 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dcae. Id of event: us1000dcae.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 114 km SE of Pangai, Tonga.
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