A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 105 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (65 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.8458 West, latitude -15.5784 South, depth = 10 km. 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: us2000kcii. Unique identifier: us2000kcii. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:15:44 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 20:15:44 / April 8, 2019 @ 8:15 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 105 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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