A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 164 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (102 miles). Exact location, longitude -172.2243° West, latitude -15.7702° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 11/02/19 / 2019-02-11 23:26:59 / February 11, 2019 @ 11:26 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jggm. Unique identifier: us2000jggm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:26:59 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter).
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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