A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Sunday. Global time and date of event 10/02/19 / 2019-02-10 13:27:09 / February 10, 2019 @ 1:27 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:27:09 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.4496 West, latitude -15.1207 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jfy7. Id of event: us2000jfy7.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 97 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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