A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us1000i3ya. Event ids that are associated: us1000i3ya. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.81 km (29 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:37:07 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -173.4844° West, -16.5584° South, depth 46.81 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 04:37:07 / December 7, 2018 @ 4:37 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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