A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 114 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.3371 West, latitude -17.6746 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/19 / 2019-01-08 14:49:02 / January 8, 2019 @ 2:49 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000j1e2. Event ids that are associated: us2000j1e2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:49:02 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 114 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga.
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