A earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Nuku`alofa in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 11:08:40 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 100.17 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Nuku`alofa in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iwvb, pt18357001, at00pk7pmi. Id of event: us2000iwvb. Exact location of event, depth 100.17 km, -175.0925° West, -20.3749° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 23:08:40 / December 23, 2018 @ 11:08 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua, Pangai, Nuku‘alofa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 84 km N of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.
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