A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 18:58:48 / March 9, 2018 @ 6:58 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.43 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000d5b0. Event ids that are associated: us1000d5b0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:58:48 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 81.43 km, -174.4673° West, -18.6136° South.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 51 km W of Neiafu, Tonga.
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