A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 195 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (121 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -176.3102° West, -22.6281° South, depth 86.54 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/06/18 / 2018-06-24 15:09:35 / June 24, 2018 @ 3:09 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000f0bn. Event ids that are associated: us1000f0bn. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:09:35 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 86.54 km (54 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 195 km SW of Vaini, Tonga.
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