A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 125 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (78 miles). The earthquake was roughly 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). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 06:37:01 / May 18, 2018 @ 6:37 am. Id of earthquake: us1000e7uq. Event ids that are associated: us1000e7uq. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:37:01 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.6986° West, latitude -15.4607° South, depth = 10 km.
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 sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 125 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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